Discovery certificate for object 2018kfj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 26737 [ 2018TNSTR1949....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-19 14:22:49
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 2018kfj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dvy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:05:06.020 (301.275083) DEC = +36:29:13.52 (36.487089)
Discovery date: 2018-12-17 02:41:16 (JD=2458469.6119907)


Remarks: long-term brightening over 16 months of ~2 mags in Gaia source in Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-17 02:41:16
Flux: 16.84 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-12 06:07:12
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/2018kfj