Discovery certificate for object 2018lt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16668 [ 2018TNSTR.134....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-29 11:10:47
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 2018lt
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ahf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:08:47.780 (77.199083) DEC = -05:38:02.29 (-5.633969)
Discovery date: 2018-01-27 23:09:36 (JD=2458146.465)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by 0.4 mag over 275 days

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-27 23:09:36
Flux: 18.35 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-28 05:08:09
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/2018lt