Discovery certificate for object 2018va
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16947 [ 2018TNSTR.224....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-15 08:01:07
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018va
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18akq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:45:43.270 (101.430292) DEC = -20:22:21.97 (-20.372769)
Discovery date: 2018-02-10 10:50:52 (JD=2458159.9519907)


Remarks: blue transient on faint PanSTARRS source, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-10 10:50:52
Flux: 18.15 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-27 00:28:48
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/2018va