Discovery certificate for object 2018kxr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27416 [ 2018TNSTR1993....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-28 12:31:19
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 2018kxr
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ead
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:29:47.150 (22.446458) DEC = +68:28:28.67 (68.474631)
Discovery date: 2018-12-27 08:23:59 (JD=2458479.8499884)


Remarks: 0.5 mag flare on a variable red star in the galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-27 08:23:59
Flux: 16.13 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-16 11:52:48
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/2018kxr