Discovery certificate for object 2018aap
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17133 [ 2018TNSTR.300....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-05 15:21:33
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 2018aap
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18amx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:49:09.640 (357.290167) DEC = -60:18:39.02 (-60.310839)
Discovery date: 2018-03-02 21:43:12 (JD=2458180.405)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2MASX J23490938-6018364

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-02 21:43:12
Flux: 18.53 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-20 03:37:26
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/2018aap