Discovery certificate for object 2018xo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17031 [ 2018TNSTR.249....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-20 18:13:02
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 2018xo
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18amc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:33:54.590 (233.477458) DEC = +59:59:25.26 (59.99035)
Discovery date: 2018-02-17 01:06:14 (JD=2458166.5459954)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2MASX J15335507+5959232 GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-17 01:06:14
Flux: 18.23 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-12 03:43:12
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/2018xo