Discovery certificate for object 2018kn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16625 [ 2018TNSTR.114....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-24 15:31:44
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 2018kn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18agm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:21:41.580 (245.42325) DEC = +17:05:29.62 (17.091561)
Discovery date: 2018-01-23 03:48:57 (JD=2458141.6589931)


Remarks: ~0.4 mag brightening in red star

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-23 03:48:57
Flux: 17.74 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-06-17 03:53:16
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/2018kn