Discovery certificate for object 2018aaf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17123 [ 2018TNSTR.300....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-05 15:00:44
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 2018aaf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18amn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:43:28.340 (265.868083) DEC = -54:47:48.77 (-54.796881)
Discovery date: 2018-03-01 03:00:00 (JD=2458178.625)


Remarks: candidate CV, hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-01 03:00:00
Flux: 18.15 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-09 22:45:07
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/2018aaf