Discovery certificate for object 2018hmq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23686 [ 2018TNSTR1612....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-21 21:09:30
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 2018hmq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dcm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:44:49.670 (311.206958) DEC = +17:30:50.65 (17.514069)
Discovery date: 2018-10-19 20:54:14 (JD=2458411.3709954)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~2 mags, previous outbursts in lightcurve, aka ASASSN-18ra, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-19 20:54:14
Flux: 16.07 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-10 13:46:33
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/2018hmq