Discovery certificate for object 2018ty
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16918 [ 2018TNSTR.213....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-13 17:51:25
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 2018ty
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ajv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:05:02.490 (271.260375) DEC = -24:12:19.30 (-24.205361)
Discovery date: 2018-02-08 08:23:59 (JD=2458157.8499884)


Remarks: Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by ~0.3 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-08 08:23:59
Flux: 18.17 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-05 02:35:31
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/2018ty