Discovery certificate for object 2018cxd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 19776 [ 2018TNSTR.902....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-06-29 22:09:35
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 2018cxd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bql
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:45:21.450 (71.339375) DEC = -17:55:39.94 (-17.927761)
Discovery date: 2018-06-26 03:25:55 (JD=2458295.6429977)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy LEDA 875288, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-26 03:25:55
Flux: 18.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-04 23:11:02
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/2018cxd