Discovery certificate for object 2018nu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16735 [ 2018TNSTR.152....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-04 09:06:15
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 2018nu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ahs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:30:54.950 (322.728958) DEC = +39:02:09.53 (39.035981)
Discovery date: 2018-01-31 20:42:43 (JD=2458150.3629977)


Remarks: 2 mag blue flare in Galactic plane source, previous ASAS-SN and MASTER alerts

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-31 20:42:43
Flux: 16.76 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-08 02:41:16
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/2018nu