Discovery certificate for object 2018abb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17149 [ 2018TNSTR.311....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-07 12:02:16
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 2018abb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ani
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:09:27.120 (122.363) DEC = +78:13:59.99 (78.233331)
Discovery date: 2018-02-13 08:18:14 (JD=2458162.8459954)


Remarks: candidate SN near PanSTARRS galaxy, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-13 08:18:14
Flux: 19.06 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-13 06:31:40
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/2018abb