Discovery certificate for object 2018icz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 24425 [ 2018TNSTR1731....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-08 10:24:52
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: SN 2018icz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18did
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:03:14.830 (150.811792) DEC = +15:04:42.82 (15.078561)
Discovery date: 2018-11-06 05:11:02 (JD=2458428.7159954)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-06 05:11:02
Flux: 18.61 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-10-16 17:08:09
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/2018icz