Discovery certificate for object 2018kfi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 26736 [ 2018TNSTR1949....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-19 14:22:20
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 2018kfi
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dvx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:13:59.340 (303.49725) DEC = +36:54:14.90 (36.904139)
Discovery date: 2018-12-17 02:39:50.000 (JD=2458469.6109954)


Remarks: Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by ~2 mags, previous outbursts in light curve

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-17 02:39:50.000
Flux: 18.62 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-10-22 05:00:57
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


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