Discovery certificate for object 2018hqw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23831 [ 2018TNSTR1655....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-31 15:06:43
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 2018hqw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dfl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:12:29.720 (108.123833) DEC = -83:24:26.89 (-83.407469)
Discovery date: 2018-10-30 00:50:24 (JD=2458421.535)


Remarks: Erratic Gaia source brightens by >1 mag, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-30 00:50:24
Flux: 18.61 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-23 10:01:55
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/2018hqw