Discovery certificate for object 2018ql
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16817 [ 2018TNSTR.185....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-09 13:33:44
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 2018ql
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aiy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:13:24.570 (228.352375) DEC = -50:02:05.89 (-50.034969)
Discovery date: 2018-02-04 15:04:19 (JD=2458154.1279977)


Remarks: Galactic plane transient near DSS sources

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-04 15:04:19
Flux: 18.15 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-15 03:01:26
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/2018ql