Discovery certificate for object 2018uq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16937 [ 2018TNSTR.218....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-14 23:44:37
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 2018uq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aki
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:46:53.230 (101.721792) DEC = -16:38:56.00 (-16.648889)
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 18:40:19 (JD=2458159.2779977)


Remarks: outburst of ~1.5 mags in Gaia source near Galactic plane, previous outbursts in lightcurve

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 18:40:19
Flux: 15.84 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/2018uq