Discovery certificate for object 2018kak
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 26519 [ 2018TNSTR1941....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-17 15:21:58
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 2018kak
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dvf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:24:11.640 (306.0485) DEC = +26:03:20.99 (26.055831)
Discovery date: 2018-12-13 20:34:04 (JD=2458466.3569907)


Remarks: blue hostless transient near the Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-13 20:34:04
Flux: 18.15 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-15 20:48:28
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/2018kak