Discovery certificate for object 2018kpc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27107 [ 2018TNSTR1972....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-24 09:35:11
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 2018kpc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dyk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:14:04.020 (78.51675) DEC = -37:46:04.73 (-37.767981)
Discovery date: 2018-12-22 14:09:36 (JD=2458475.09)


Remarks: 0.7 mag brightening of Gaia source coincident with radio source NVSS J051404-374607. Candidate QSO

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-22 14:09:36
Flux: 18.58 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-28 00:18:43
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/2018kpc