Discovery certificate for object 2018nz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16742 [ 2018TNSTR.152....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-04 09:15:48
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 2018nz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ahz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:22:42.320 (140.676333) DEC = -38:57:44.60 (-38.962389)
Discovery date: 2018-02-01 04:06:14 (JD=2458150.6709954)


Remarks: hostless blue transient near Galactic Plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-01 04:06:14
Flux: 17.2 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-08 11:48:28
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/2018nz