Discovery certificate for object 2018ios
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 25111 [ 2018TNSTR1794....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-19 10:25:37
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 2018ios
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dkw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:09:46.520 (197.443833) DEC = -71:07:14.95 (-71.120819)
Discovery date: 2018-11-16 00:44:38 (JD=2458438.5309954)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-16 00:44:38
Flux: 17.23 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-03 00:38:52
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/2018ios