Discovery certificate for object 2018lch
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27578 [ 2018TNSTR2008....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-30 13:00:47
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 2018lch
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18eaw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:00:53.430 (255.222625) DEC = +80:29:08.92 (80.485811)
Discovery date: 2018-12-28 20:51:21 (JD=2458481.3689931)


Remarks: blue transient on PanSTARRS source, candidate SN

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-28 20:51:21
Flux: 18.04 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-22 05:35:31
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/2018lch