Discovery certificate for object 2018afe
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17290 [ 2018TNSTR.342....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-13 13:34:20
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 2018afe
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aow
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:20:24.520 (245.102167) DEC = +62:00:22.39 (62.006219)
Discovery date: 2018-03-11 06:59:02.000 (JD=2458188.7909954)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy LEDA 2628706, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-11 06:59:02.000
Flux: 18.58 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-11 19:49:26
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/2018afe