Discovery certificate for object 2018hes
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23417 [ 2018TNSTR1534....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-09 16:05:18
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018hes
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cxu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:27:22.600 (261.844167) DEC = -13:42:19.19 (-13.705331)
Discovery date: 2018-10-06 02:52:48 (JD=2458397.62)


Remarks: transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-06 02:52:48
Flux: 18.73 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-07 05:00:57
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/2018hes