Discovery certificate for object 2018kuv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27313 [ 2018TNSTR1972....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-24 23:53:06
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 2018kuv
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dyu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:38:50.360 (84.709833) DEC = -44:05:08.95 (-44.085819)
Discovery date: 2018-12-22 20:00:57 (JD=2458475.3339931)


Remarks: Gaia source coincident with QSO B0537-441 brightens by more than 1 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-22 20:00:57
Flux: 16.39 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-07 17:32:38
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/2018kuv