Discovery certificate for object 2018ux
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16944 [ 2018TNSTR.224....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-15 07:53:24
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 2018ux
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18akn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:25:00.720 (276.253) DEC = -15:48:54.04 (-15.815011)
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 16:01:55 (JD=2458159.1679977)


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

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 16:01:55
Flux: 12.99 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-13 13:04:48
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/2018ux