Discovery certificate for object 2018kai
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 26515 [ 2018TNSTR1941....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-17 15:19:43
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 2018kai
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dvb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:19:00.540 (184.75225) DEC = -06:47:20.36 (-6.788989)
Discovery date: 2018-12-13 12:21:36 (JD=2458466.015)


Remarks: hostless transient, candidate SN

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-13 12:21:36
Flux: 18.41 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-28 21:33:07
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/2018kai