Discovery certificate for object 2018knn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27049 [ 2018TNSTR1966....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-23 22:50:02
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 2018knn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dyg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:41:17.040 (220.321) DEC = -15:19:45.70 (-15.329361)
Discovery date: 2018-12-22 04:17:45 (JD=2458474.6789931)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~0.7 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-22 04:17:45
Flux: 18.59 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-21 02:47:02
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/2018knn