Discovery certificate for object 2018iva
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 25340 [ 2018TNSTR1813....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-23 09:43:40
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 2018iva
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dmz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:01:57.180 (285.48825) DEC = +22:56:23.24 (22.939789)
Discovery date: 2018-11-20 20:42:43 (JD=2458443.3629977)


Remarks: blue hostless transient near the Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-20 20:42:43
Flux: 17.4 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-10-17 04:58:04
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/2018iva