Discovery certificate for object 2018kgi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 26775 [ 2018TNSTR1949....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-19 22:02:55
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 2018kgi
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dwq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:27:09.040 (216.787667) DEC = -07:05:58.09 (-7.099469)
Discovery date: 2018-12-18 16:10:33.000 (JD=2458471.1739931)


Remarks: Brightness of blue Gaia source increase by ~0.5mag over 9 months

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-18 16:10:33.000
Flux: 18.7 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-12 20:16:48
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/2018kgi