Discovery certificate for object 2018dxv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20656 [ 2018TNSTR.986....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-15 12:13:27
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 2018dxv
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bue
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:18:59.980 (64.749917) DEC = -46:45:17.64 (-46.7549)
Discovery date: 2018-06-19 15:44:38 (JD=2458289.1559954)


Remarks: bright blue apparently hostless transient, now faded

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-19 15:44:38
Flux: 15.42 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-09 22:50:52
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/2018dxv