Discovery certificate for object 2018ipt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 25138 [ 2018TNSTR1794....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-19 15:41:24
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 2018ipt
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dlv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:58:53.790 (149.724125) DEC = -68:41:23.35 (-68.689819)
Discovery date: 2018-11-17 12:31:40 (JD=2458440.0219907)


Remarks: bright apparently hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-17 12:31:40
Flux: 16.42 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-10-29 18:33:07
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/2018ipt