Discovery certificate for object 2018nv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16736 [ 2018TNSTR.152....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-04 09:09:01
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 2018nv
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aht
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:58:15.690 (59.565375) DEC = +21:41:18.64 (21.688511)
Discovery date: 2018-01-31 11:41:16 (JD=2458149.9869907)


Remarks: blue transient near very faint PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-31 11:41:16
Flux: 18.61 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-19 18:36:00
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/2018nv