Discovery certificate for object 2018gty
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23056 [ 2018TNSTR1439....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-24 09:31:38
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Source Group: GaiaAlerts

A. Delgado, D. Harrison, S. Hodgkin, M. van Leeuwen, G. Rixon, A. Yoldas (University of Cambridge), on behalf of Gaia Alerts team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018gty
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ctb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:32:19.130 (83.079708) DEC = -69:11:30.80 (-69.191889)
Discovery date: 2018-09-22 01:24:57 (JD=2458383.5589931)


Remarks: LMC star dims by almost 1.5 mags, candidate R CrB star

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-22 01:24:57
Flux: 18.35 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-23 03:25:55
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2018gty