Discovery certificate for object 2018xr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17035 [ 2018TNSTR.249....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-20 18:19:29
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 2018xr
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18amg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:38:25.010 (114.604208) DEC = +44:12:41.51 (44.211531)
Discovery date: 2018-02-17 18:07:12 (JD=2458167.255)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy SDSS J073824.90+441242.5

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-17 18:07:12
Flux: 18.93 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-14 21:43:12
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/2018xr