Discovery certificate for object 2018knm
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27048 [ 2018TNSTR1966....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-23 22:49:34
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 2018knm
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dyf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:06:58.550 (256.743958) DEC = +36:12:36.00 (36.21)
Discovery date: 2018-12-22 15:17:16 (JD=2458475.1369907)


Remarks: blue transient on SDSS g=23.4 source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-22 15:17:16
Flux: 18.46 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-28 22:58:04
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/2018knm