Discovery certificate for object 2018mu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16703 [ 2018TNSTR.144....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-02 10:59:34
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 2018mu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ahq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:37:03.270 (159.263625) DEC = -40:31:40.48 (-40.527911)
Discovery date: 2018-01-31 03:50:24 (JD=2458149.66)


Remarks: blue transient near faint DSS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-31 03:50:24
Flux: 18.17 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-04 11:42:43
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/2018mu