Discovery certificate for object 2018hxy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 24091 [ 2018TNSTR1715....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-06 15:26:53
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 2018hxy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dhd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:47:30.360 (191.8765) DEC = -59:22:25.61 (-59.373781)
Discovery date: 2018-11-04 14:15:21 (JD=2458427.0939931)


Remarks: blue hostless Galactic plane transient, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-04 14:15:21
Flux: 18.9 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-20 21:47:31
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/2018hxy