Discovery certificate for object 2018iod
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 25096 [ 2018TNSTR1790....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-18 20:21:30
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 2018iod
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dkn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:13:39.390 (153.414125) DEC = -52:14:31.20 (-52.242)
Discovery date: 2018-11-14 12:17:16 (JD=2458437.0119907)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-14 12:17:16
Flux: 18.76 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-10-28 18:14:24
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/2018iod