Discovery certificate for object 2018up
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16936 [ 2018TNSTR.218....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-14 23:43:12
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 2018up
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18akh
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:48:04.610 (102.019208) DEC = -16:36:40.64 (-16.611289)
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 12:40:19 (JD=2458159.0279977)


Remarks: Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by ~1.5 mags, previous events seen

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 12:40:19
Flux: 18.28 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-30 06:33:07
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/2018up