Discovery certificate for object 2018ii
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16548 [ 2018TNSTR..87....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-19 12:21:22
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 2018ii
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aeq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:48:22.620 (297.09425) DEC = +30:39:11.81 (30.653281)
Discovery date: 2018-01-17 20:54:14 (JD=2458136.3709954)


Remarks: candidate CV, blue, declining, hostless Galactic plane transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-17 20:54:14
Flux: 17.93 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-03 15:21:36
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/2018ii