Discovery certificate for object 2018uo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16935 [ 2018TNSTR.218....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-14 23:40:49
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 2018uo
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18akg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:12:28.300 (273.117917) DEC = -33:47:49.09 (-33.796969)
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 22:22:04 (JD=2458159.4319907)


Remarks: Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by almost 2 mags, and gets bluer

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 22:22:04
Flux: 16.29 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-31 18:38:52
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/2018uo