Discovery certificate for object 2018hqv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23829 [ 2018TNSTR1652....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-30 18:07:50
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 2018hqv
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dfk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:44:18.880 (176.078667) DEC = +31:59:46.57 (31.996269)
Discovery date: 2018-10-28 16:47:59.000 (JD=2458420.1999884)


Remarks: ~1 mag brightening of Gaia source coincident with very faint SDSS source (galaxy?)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-28 16:47:59.000
Flux: 19.22 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-10-15 10:37:55
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/2018hqv