Discovery certificate for object 2018iou
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 25113 [ 2018TNSTR1794....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-19 10:27:21
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 2018iou
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dky
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:16:35.250 (109.146875) DEC = +18:41:32.24 (18.692289)
Discovery date: 2018-11-15 17:06:43.000 (JD=2458438.2129977)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~0.6 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-15 17:06:43.000
Flux: 18.14 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-20 03:44:38
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/2018iou