Discovery certificate for object 2018ik
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16550 [ 2018TNSTR..87....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-19 12:23:57
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 2018ik
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aes
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:16:52.470 (169.218625) DEC = +01:14:36.10 (1.243361)
Discovery date: 2018-01-17 21:20:09 (JD=2458136.3889931)


Remarks: candidate CV, bright blue declining transient on faint blue SDSS source with previous events (CSS)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-17 21:20:09
Flux: 15.77 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-30 22:59:31
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/2018ik