Discovery certificate for object 2018oc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16745 [ 2018TNSTR.152....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-04 09:21:12
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 2018oc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aic
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:48:26.440 (102.110167) DEC = -15:53:54.82 (-15.898561)
Discovery date: 2018-01-30 10:46:33 (JD=2458148.9489931)


Remarks: Gaia source near Galactic plane brightens by ~1.2mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-30 10:46:33
Flux: 19.54 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-27 16:47:59
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/2018oc