Discovery certificate for object 2018heq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23415 [ 2018TNSTR1534....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-09 14:37:09
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 2018heq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cxs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:04:18.630 (271.077625) DEC = -28:11:38.87 (-28.194131)
Discovery date: 2018-10-05 08:36:57 (JD=2458396.8589931)


Remarks: Gaia Galactic plane source brightens by ~2 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-05 08:36:57
Flux: 16.52 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-29 08:09:36
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/2018heq