Discovery certificate for object 2018uf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16926 [ 2018TNSTR.218....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-14 23:29:07
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018uf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ajx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:23:46.870 (260.945292) DEC = -53:45:41.18 (-53.761439)
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 02:57:07 (JD=2458158.6229977)


Remarks: blue transient near Galactic plane, rising

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 02:57:07
Flux: 18.7 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-07 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/2018uf