Discovery certificate for object 2018hqs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23823 [ 2018TNSTR1652....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-30 18:04:06
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 2018hqs
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dfe
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:50:48.110 (162.700458) DEC = -34:47:55.36 (-34.798711)
Discovery date: 2018-10-29 05:55:40 (JD=2458420.7469907)


Remarks: blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-29 05:55:40
Flux: 16.59 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-22 22:48:00
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/2018hqs