Discovery certificate for object 2018lag
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27504 [ 2018TNSTR2001....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-29 11:41:44
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 2018lag
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18eao
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:56:09.200 (149.038333) DEC = -83:29:18.24 (-83.4884)
Discovery date: 2018-12-28 07:23:31 (JD=2458480.8079977)


Remarks: bright blue rising transient, coincident with ASASSN-18abv, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-28 07:23:31
Flux: 16.73 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-20 02:32:38
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/2018lag