Discovery certificate for object 2018hof
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23741 [ 2018TNSTR1633....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-25 09:57:08
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 2018hof
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ddv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:21:20.050 (320.333542) DEC = +33:51:05.83 (33.851619)
Discovery date: 2018-10-24 03:05:45 (JD=2458415.6289931)


Remarks: blue transient with previous outbursts, close to ASASSN-15jy, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-24 03:05:45
Flux: 15.63 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-08 22:33:36
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/2018hof