Discovery certificate for object 2018abf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17156 [ 2018TNSTR.311....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-07 12:14:12
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018abf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18anp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:40:32.020 (40.133417) DEC = +34:07:12.94 (34.120261)
Discovery date: 2018-03-05 11:28:19 (JD=2458182.9779977)


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

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-05 11:28:19
Flux: 18.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-31 19:48:00
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/2018abf