Discovery certificate for object 2018idu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 24487 [ 2018TNSTR1742....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-09 10:56:12
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 2018idu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dio
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:58:28.320 (254.618) DEC = -65:26:41.03 (-65.444731)
Discovery date: 2018-11-07 06:59:02 (JD=2458429.7909954)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-07 06:59:02
Flux: 18.76 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-27 21:53:16
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/2018idu