Discovery certificate for object 2018kxu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27419 [ 2018TNSTR1993....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-28 12:37:02
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 2018kxu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18eag
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:55:52.540 (223.968917) DEC = -28:56:33.04 (-28.942511)
Discovery date: 2018-12-26 16:32:09 (JD=2458479.1889931)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by more than 1 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-26 16:32:09
Flux: 17.76 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-21 16:24:57
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/2018kxu