Discovery certificate for object 2018hak
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23271 [ 2018TNSTR1490....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-02 10:07:16
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 2018hak
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cvo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:05:56.660 (256.486083) DEC = -46:24:09.97 (-46.402769)
Discovery date: 2018-09-30 08:23:59 (JD=2458391.8499884)


Remarks: erratic Galactic plane source brightens by 0.6 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-30 08:23:59
Flux: 15.11 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-16 19:45:07
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/2018hak