Discovery certificate for object 2018aai
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17126 [ 2018TNSTR.300....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-05 15:06:30
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 2018aai
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18amq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:52:45.830 (43.190958) DEC = +06:39:16.96 (6.654711)
Discovery date: 2018-03-01 12:46:04 (JD=2458179.0319907)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2MASX J02524584+0639206

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-01 12:46:04
Flux: 18.98 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-16 17:08:09
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/2018aai