Discovery certificate for object 2018hkz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23634 [ 2018TNSTR1593....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-17 09:24:19
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 2018hkz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dbi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:51:39.200 (297.913333) DEC = +08:32:53.27 (8.548131)
Discovery date: 2018-10-16 02:52:48.000 (JD=2458407.62)


Remarks: blue transient at low Galactic latitude

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-16 02:52:48.000
Flux: 18.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-02 15:54:43
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/2018hkz