Discovery certificate for object 2018it
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16561 [ 2018TNSTR..93....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-20 17:19:57
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 2018it
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aey
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:34:01.100 (233.504583) DEC = +32:49:05.99 (32.818331)
Discovery date: 2018-01-18 09:53:16 (JD=2458136.9119907)


Remarks: candidate SN near radio galaxy NVSS J153400+324911

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-18 09:53:16
Flux: 18.59 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-13 10:14:52
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/2018it