Discovery certificate for object 2018idb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 24427 [ 2018TNSTR1731....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-08 10:26:06
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 2018idb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dif
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:10:12.390 (197.551625) DEC = -58:48:14.65 (-58.804069)
Discovery date: 2018-11-06 08:18:14 (JD=2458428.8459954)


Remarks: Slowly rising star in the Galactic plane, candidate microlensing event

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-06 08:18:14
Flux: 17.93 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-06 06:31:40
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/2018idb