Discovery certificate for object 2018ix
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16567 [ 2018TNSTR..93....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-20 17:30:40
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 2018ix
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18afe
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:27:02.220 (306.75925) DEC = +26:14:13.02 (26.23695)
Discovery date: 2018-01-18 14:45:36 (JD=2458137.115)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~1mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-18 14:45:36
Flux: 17.1 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-24 15:23:02
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/2018ix