Discovery certificate for object 2018qn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16819 [ 2018TNSTR.185....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-09 13:37:18
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 2018qn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aja
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:59:08.580 (254.78575) DEC = -29:18:17.14 (-29.304761)
Discovery date: 2018-02-04 14:34:04 (JD=2458154.1069907)


Remarks: Galactic plane transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-04 14:34:04
Flux: 18.72 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-21 21:20:09
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/2018qn