Discovery certificate for object 2018kwb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27356 [ 2018TNSTR1982....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-26 23:39:56
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 2018kwb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dzl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:57:20.760 (239.3365) DEC = +18:07:20.17 (18.122269)
Discovery date: 2018-12-24 21:41:45 (JD=2458477.4039931)


Remarks: known CV SDSS J155720.75+180720.2 brightens by more than 2 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-24 21:41:45
Flux: 15.92 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-12-24 15:41:45
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/2018kwb