Discovery certificate for object 2018kxd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27400 [ 2018TNSTR1993....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-28 11:39:18
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 2018kxd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dzy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:46:11.910 (206.549625) DEC = -58:54:01.87 (-58.900519)
Discovery date: 2018-12-26 11:06:43 (JD=2458478.9629977)


Remarks: apparently blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-26 11:06:43
Flux: 17.57 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-22 15:53:16
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/2018kxd