Discovery certificate for object 2018wg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16987 [ 2018TNSTR.241....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-18 15:31:39
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 2018wg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18all
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:41:11.790 (280.299125) DEC = -26:02:23.53 (-26.039869)
Discovery date: 2018-02-12 22:16:19 (JD=2458162.4279977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-12 22:16:19
Flux: 16.34 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-13 20:39:50
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/2018wg