Discovery certificate for object 2018hep
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23414 [ 2018TNSTR1534....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-09 14:32:20
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 2018hep
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cxr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:45:41.370 (266.422375) DEC = -22:19:33.96 (-22.3261)
Discovery date: 2018-10-05 14:44:09 (JD=2458397.1139931)


Remarks: Gaia source near Galactic plane brightens by more than 1 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-05 14:44:09
Flux: 18.98 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-04 21:10:04
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/2018hep