Discovery certificate for object 2018het
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23418 [ 2018TNSTR1534....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-09 16:06:41
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018het
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cxv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:42:42.860 (280.678583) DEC = -32:03:32.58 (-32.05905)
Discovery date: 2018-10-06 02:29:45.000 (JD=2458397.6039931)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-06 02:29:45.000
Flux: 17.62 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-30 10:52:19
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2018het