Discovery certificate for object 2018lq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16665 [ 2018TNSTR.134....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-29 11:03:38
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: SN 2018lq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ahc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:47:11.690 (26.798708) DEC = +18:47:55.07 (18.798631)
Discovery date: 2018-01-27 05:58:33 (JD=2458145.7489931)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-27 05:58:33
Flux: 17.81 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-23 20:26:52
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/2018lq