Discovery certificate for object 2018kt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16634 [ 2018TNSTR.119....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-25 11:04:03
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 2018kt
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18agr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:06:21.690 (106.590375) DEC = -25:07:59.41 (-25.133169)
Discovery date: 2018-01-23 10:32:09 (JD=2458141.9389931)


Remarks: hostless, blue, declining, transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-23 10:32:09
Flux: 18.78 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-01 12:34:33
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/2018kt