Discovery certificate for object 2018kxv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27421 [ 2018TNSTR1993....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-28 12:40:25
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 2018kxv
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18eai
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:06:59.040 (61.746) DEC = -38:26:28.03 (-38.441119)
Discovery date: 2018-12-26 20:18:14 (JD=2458479.3459954)


Remarks: Gaia source coincident with QSO QSO B0405-385 brightens by more than 1 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-26 20:18:14
Flux: 16.48 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-08 03:07:12
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/2018kxv