Discovery certificate for object 2018iu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16562 [ 2018TNSTR..93....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-20 17:24:07
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 2018iu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aez
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:53:59.780 (358.499083) DEC = -04:46:26.18 (-4.773939)
Discovery date: 2018-01-18 18:01:26 (JD=2458137.2509954)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy GALEXASC J235359.29-044622.6 GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-18 18:01:26
Flux: 18.79 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-28 07:53:45
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/2018iu