Discovery certificate for object 2018qi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16814 [ 2018TNSTR.185....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-09 10:22:28
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 2018qi
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aiv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:22:09.860 (260.541083) DEC = -18:46:56.86 (-18.782461)
Discovery date: 2018-02-03 22:07:40 (JD=2458153.4219907)


Remarks: Galactic plane hostless transient, rising

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-03 22:07:40
Flux: 18.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-21 22:00:28
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/2018qi