Discovery certificate for object 2018hqu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23826 [ 2018TNSTR1652....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-30 18:05:40
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: SN 2018hqu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dfh
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:16:33.780 (184.14075) DEC = +41:31:56.50 (41.532361)
Discovery date: 2018-10-09 06:10:04 (JD=2458400.7569907)


Remarks: brightening transient near very faint PanSTARRS/SDSS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-09 06:10:04
Flux: 19.71 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-05 00:10:04
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/2018hqu