Discovery certificate for object 2018iix
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 24834 [ 2018TNSTR1751....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-11 16:41:17
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 2018iix
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dix
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:36:20.940 (279.08725) DEC = -53:24:16.20 (-53.4045)
Discovery date: 2018-11-09 13:17:45.000 (JD=2458432.0539931)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-09 13:17:45.000
Flux: 17.64 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-09 09:04:19
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/2018iix