Discovery certificate for object 2018kxe
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27401 [ 2018TNSTR1993....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-28 11:39:55
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 2018kxe
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dzz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:02:11.630 (45.548458) DEC = +26:20:16.62 (26.33795)
Discovery date: 2018-12-27 03:28:48 (JD=2458479.645)


Remarks: almost 2 mag flare on red star

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-27 03:28:48
Flux: 16.7 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-21 01:10:33
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/2018kxe