Discovery certificate for object 2018aau
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17139 [ 2018TNSTR.300....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-05 15:29:06
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: SN 2018aau
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18and
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:07:14.050 (256.808542) DEC = -64:24:41.18 (-64.411439)
Discovery date: 2018-03-03 15:07:12 (JD=2458181.13)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient declining, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-03 15:07:12
Flux: 17.4 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-09 16:55:12
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/2018aau