Discovery certificate for object 2018uk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16931 [ 2018TNSTR.218....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-14 23:35:21
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 2018uk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18akc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:01:11.220 (270.29675) DEC = -29:05:21.41 (-29.089281)
Discovery date: 2018-02-08 14:29:45 (JD=2458158.1039931)


Remarks: Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by ~0.2 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-08 14:29:45
Flux: 16.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-08 08:32:38
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/2018uk