Discovery certificate for object 2018ve
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16951 [ 2018TNSTR.224....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-15 08:17:44
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 2018ve
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aku
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:23:57.320 (275.988833) DEC = -22:26:30.55 (-22.441819)
Discovery date: 2018-02-10 10:10:33 (JD=2458159.9239931)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~1.5 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-10 10:10:33
Flux: 16.97 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-26 09:18:43
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/2018ve