Discovery certificate for object 2018afi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17294 [ 2018TNSTR.342....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-13 13:37:02
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 2018afi
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18apa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:57:06.690 (59.277875) DEC = -53:30:25.88 (-53.507189)
Discovery date: 2018-03-11 16:04:48.000 (JD=2458189.17)


Remarks: candidate SN near centre of galaxy GALEXASC J035706.65-533025.5, declining, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-11 16:04:48.000
Flux: 18.17 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-17 11:57:07
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/2018afi