Discovery certificate for object 2018hmu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23693 [ 2018TNSTR1617....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-22 11:27:12
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 2018hmu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dct
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:52:45.110 (163.187958) DEC = +13:27:46.91 (13.463031)
Discovery date: 2018-10-20 05:02:24 (JD=2458411.71)


Remarks: Gaia source coincident with QSO SDSS J105245.10+132746.9 brightens by ~0.3 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-20 05:02:24
Flux: 17.87 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-15 04:52:19
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/2018hmu