Discovery certificate for object 2018aak
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17128 [ 2018TNSTR.300....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-05 15:08:45
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 2018aak
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ams
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:03:04.170 (45.767375) DEC = +17:51:41.40 (17.8615)
Discovery date: 2018-03-02 06:59:02 (JD=2458179.7909954)


Remarks: candidate SN rising 15 arcsecs from galaxy LEDA 1543872, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-02 06:59:02
Flux: 18.49 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-29 01:32:09
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/2018aak