Discovery certificate for object 2018kup
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27305 [ 2018TNSTR1972....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-24 23:40:33
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 2018kup
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dyn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:46:54.000 (221.725) DEC = -18:16:07.32 (-18.2687)
Discovery date: 2018-12-23 10:20:38 (JD=2458475.9309954)


Remarks: candidate SN near faint PanSTARRS galaxy

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-23 10:20:38
Flux: 18.51 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-22 16:33:35
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/2018kup