Discovery certificate for object 2018kan
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 26523 [ 2018TNSTR1941....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-17 15:23:42
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 2018kan
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dvj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:02:57.370 (105.739042) DEC = -27:20:50.60 (-27.347389)
Discovery date: 2018-12-14 06:00:00 (JD=2458466.75)


Remarks: 0.2 mag flare in likely M dwarf

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-14 06:00:00
Flux: 15.86 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-30 14:16:48
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/2018kan