Discovery certificate for object 2018hit
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23552 [ 2018TNSTR1575....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-14 22:53:06
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 2018hit
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dac
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:12:51.480 (108.2145) DEC = -02:37:18.73 (-2.621869)
Discovery date: 2018-10-13 13:40:47.000 (JD=2458405.0699884)


Remarks: Apparently hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-13 13:40:47.000
Flux: 18.05 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-05 02:22:33
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


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