Discovery certificate for object 2018hkp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23614 [ 2018TNSTR1583....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-15 22:58:04
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 2018hkp
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dav
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:13:33.470 (318.389458) DEC = -25:16:05.95 (-25.268319)
Discovery date: 2018-10-12 02:15:21 (JD=2458403.5939931)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~2 mags, previous outbursts in lightcurve

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-12 02:15:21
Flux: 16.73 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-06 15:34:33
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/2018hkp