Discovery certificate for object 2018ipy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 25143 [ 2018TNSTR1794....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-19 15:44:23
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 2018ipy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dma
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:41:25.810 (295.357542) DEC = +13:52:21.47 (13.872631)
Discovery date: 2018-11-17 08:32:38 (JD=2458439.8559954)


Remarks: Gaia source in the Galactic plane slowly rises by ~2 mags, candidate microlensing event

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-17 08:32:38
Flux: 18.1 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-06 09:59:02
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/2018ipy