Discovery certificate for object 2018aaq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17134 [ 2018TNSTR.300....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-05 15:22:18
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 2018aaq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18amy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:59:19.430 (44.830958) DEC = +26:46:06.38 (26.768439)
Discovery date: 2018-03-03 13:07:40 (JD=2458181.0469907)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy LEDA 1787736

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-03 13:07:40
Flux: 18.4 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-30 19:39:21
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/2018aaq