Discovery certificate for object 2018hpd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23771 [ 2018TNSTR1649....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-29 10:55:55
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 2018hpd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dee
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:50:35.690 (57.648708) DEC = -65:39:30.38 (-65.658439)
Discovery date: 2018-10-25 19:01:55 (JD=2458417.2929977)


Remarks: Possibly a faint galaxy and UV source brightens by 1.5 mag over 10 months

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-25 19:01:55
Flux: 18.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-20 07:40:48
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/2018hpd