Discovery certificate for object 2018afk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17296 [ 2018TNSTR.342....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-13 13:38:58
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 2018afk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18apc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:30:24.790 (82.603292) DEC = -66:47:17.59 (-66.788219)
Discovery date: 2018-03-11 21:48:57 (JD=2458189.4089931)


Remarks: blue variable Gaia source brightens by 0.2 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-11 21:48:57
Flux: 15.22 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-12 23:47:02
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/2018afk