Discovery certificate for object 2018qm
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16818 [ 2018TNSTR.185....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-09 13:34:39
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 2018qm
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aiz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:37:43.680 (249.432) DEC = -32:07:26.87 (-32.124131)
Discovery date: 2018-02-04 02:38:24 (JD=2458153.61)


Remarks: Galactic plane transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-04 02:38:24
Flux: 18.73 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-21 01:55:12
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/2018qm