Discovery certificate for object 2018hqy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23834 [ 2018TNSTR1655....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-31 15:09:37
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 2018hqy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dfo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:55:31.330 (193.880542) DEC = +77:35:34.48 (77.592911)
Discovery date: 2018-09-27 00:20:09 (JD=2458388.5139931)


Remarks: candidate SN near faint extended DSS/PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-27 00:20:09
Flux: 19.32 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-26 22:33:36
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/2018hqy