Discovery certificate for object 2018hd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16507 [ 2018TNSTR..70....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-16 10:20:19
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 2018hd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18adq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:37:48.000 (309.45) DEC = +30:06:20.41 (30.105669)
Discovery date: 2018-01-14 02:42:43 (JD=2458132.6129977)


Remarks: candidate CV, Galactic plane transient on very faint PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-14 02:42:43
Flux: 18.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-03 21:11:31
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/2018hd