Discovery certificate for object 2018flk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21943 [ 2018TNSTR1255....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-29 14:12:55
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 2018flk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18chx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:47:41.100 (281.92125) DEC = -25:47:48.88 (-25.796911)
Discovery date: 2018-08-19 21:07:12 (JD=2458350.38)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-19 21:07:12
Flux: 18.57 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-17 01:39:21
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/2018flk