Discovery certificate for object 2018kwd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27362 [ 2018TNSTR1989....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-27 17:27:14
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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: SN 2018kwd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dzm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:48:42.880 (252.178667) DEC = +48:41:59.10 (48.69975)
Discovery date: 2018-12-25 21:14:24 (JD=2458478.385)


Remarks: blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-25 21:14:24
Flux: 18.17 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-26 23:09:36
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/2018kwd