Discovery certificate for object 2018icx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 24423 [ 2018TNSTR1731....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-08 10:23:55
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018icx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dib
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:38:32.620 (189.635917) DEC = -53:44:39.26 (-53.744239)
Discovery date: 2018-11-06 08:11:02.000 (JD=2458428.8409954)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-06 08:11:02.000
Flux: 16.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-19 14:02:24
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2018icx