Discovery certificate for object 2018ior
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 25110 [ 2018TNSTR1794....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-19 10:24:09
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 2018ior
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dkv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:57:34.720 (254.394667) DEC = -61:56:04.60 (-61.934611)
Discovery date: 2018-11-15 13:06:14.000 (JD=2458438.0459954)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-15 13:06:14.000
Flux: 17.92 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-09 02:48:28
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/2018ior