Discovery certificate for object 2018hns
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23724 [ 2018TNSTR1630....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-24 10:03:22
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 2018hns
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ddr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:08:36.690 (347.152875) DEC = -10:46:21.86 (-10.772739)
Discovery date: 2018-10-22 20:15:21 (JD=2458414.3439931)


Remarks: Gaia source coincident with QSO erratically brightens by ~1 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-22 20:15:21
Flux: 18.8 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-11 18:46:04
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/2018hns