Discovery certificate for object 2018laf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27502 [ 2018TNSTR2001....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-29 11:40:27
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018laf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18eam
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:45:01.620 (251.25675) DEC = +69:26:12.52 (69.436811)
Discovery date: 2018-12-28 03:00:00.000 (JD=2458480.625)


Remarks: blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-28 03:00:00.000
Flux: 18.08 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-23 17:26:52
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/2018laf