Discovery certificate for object 2018ack
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17191 [ 2018TNSTR.324....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-09 10:33:06
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: AT 2018ack
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18anx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:14:42.620 (33.677583) DEC = +52:55:43.18 (52.928661)
Discovery date: 2018-03-07 17:49:55 (JD=2458185.2429977)


Remarks: Blue transient near faint PanSTARRS extended source, candidate SN

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-07 17:49:55
Flux: 18.74 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-04 06:15:50
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/2018ack