Discovery certificate for object 2018I
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16215 [ 2018TNSTR...5....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-03 15:00:54
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Source Group: 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 2018I
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aba
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:37:21.590 (159.339958) DEC = +09:46:15.20 (9.770889)
Discovery date: 2018-01-02 15:07:12 (JD=2458121.13)


Remarks: candidate SN near centre of galaxy 2MASX J10372181+0946141

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-02 15:07:12
Flux: 18.75 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-27 05:25:26
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2018I