Discovery certificate for object 2018kaq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 26528 [ 2018TNSTR1941....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-17 15:26:59
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 2018kaq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dvo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:59:38.950 (314.912292) DEC = +29:29:45.46 (29.495961)
Discovery date: 2018-12-15 02:28:19.000 (JD=2458467.6029977)


Remarks: blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-15 02:28:19.000
Flux: 17.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-14 10:42:14
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/2018kaq