Discovery certificate for object 2018tx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16917 [ 2018TNSTR.213....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-13 17:49:13
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 2018tx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aju
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:55:41.450 (268.922708) DEC = -29:13:12.47 (-29.220131)
Discovery date: 2018-02-08 04:16:19 (JD=2458157.6779977)


Remarks: Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by ~0.5 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-08 04:16:19
Flux: 16.89 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-17 02:06:43
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/2018tx