Discovery certificate for object 2018hcb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23337 [ 2018TNSTR1504....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-04 15:17:42
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 2018hcb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cwn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:11:07.610 (257.781708) DEC = -28:01:59.41 (-28.033169)
Discovery date: 2018-10-03 02:41:16 (JD=2458394.6119907)


Remarks: Galactic plane transient near faint red PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-03 02:41:16
Flux: 17.98 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-05 03:00:00
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/2018hcb