Discovery certificate for object 2018vh
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16957 [ 2018TNSTR.224....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-15 10:59:07
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 2018vh
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ala
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:35:31.300 (278.880417) DEC = -22:04:15.74 (-22.071039)
Discovery date: 2018-02-11 22:10:33 (JD=2458161.4239931)


Remarks: transient near Galactic plane, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-11 22:10:33
Flux: 18.89 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-13 20:45:36
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/2018vh