Discovery certificate for object 2018ip
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16555 [ 2018TNSTR..87....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-19 12:27:53
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 2018ip
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aex
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:55:58.800 (103.995) DEC = -36:27:53.75 (-36.464931)
Discovery date: 2018-01-17 04:29:16 (JD=2458135.6869907)


Remarks: candidate SN, declining, near galaxy ESO 366-27, GS-TEC predicts SN II

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-17 04:29:16
Flux: 18.31 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-05 10:52:19
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/2018ip