Discovery certificate for object 2018pd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16780 [ 2018TNSTR.155....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-05 11:44:12
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 2018pd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aim
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:34:26.460 (293.61025) DEC = +26:10:28.78 (26.174661)
Discovery date: 2018-02-03 01:23:31 (JD=2458152.5579977)


Remarks: Galactic plane transient on faint PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-03 01:23:31
Flux: 18.21 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-23 07:14:52
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/2018pd