Discovery certificate for object 2018kus
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27308 [ 2018TNSTR1972....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-24 23:41:56
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 2018kus
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dyq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:29:13.440 (202.306) DEC = -42:19:55.34 (-42.332039)
Discovery date: 2018-12-23 06:37:26 (JD=2458475.7759954)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-23 06:37:26
Flux: 17.16 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-19 10:01:55
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/2018kus