Discovery certificate for object 2018xp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17032 [ 2018TNSTR.249....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-20 18:14:22
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 2018xp
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18amd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:09:13.920 (242.308) DEC = +59:21:30.56 (59.358489)
Discovery date: 2018-02-16 07:09:07 (JD=2458165.7979977)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy SDSS J160913.94+592130.7

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-16 07:09:07
Flux: 17.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-12 09:38:52
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/2018xp