Discovery certificate for object 2018ut
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16940 [ 2018TNSTR.218....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-14 23:49:51
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 2018ut
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18akl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:10:43.990 (272.683292) DEC = -32:13:56.96 (-32.232489)
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 16:19:12 (JD=2458159.18)


Remarks: Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by ~0.4 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 16:19:12
Flux: 16.17 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-09 20:31:12
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/2018ut