Discovery certificate for object 2018hqq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23821 [ 2018TNSTR1652....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-30 18:03:02
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018hqq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dfc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:44:44.640 (191.186) DEC = +62:05:08.81 (62.085781)
Discovery date: 2018-10-28 16:17:45 (JD=2458420.1789931)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy SDSS J124444.32+620509.5

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-28 16:17:45
Flux: 18.39 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-30 06:10:04
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/2018hqq