Discovery certificate for object 2018afl
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17298 [ 2018TNSTR.342....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-13 14:47:57
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 2018afl
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ape
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:20:47.000 (110.195833) DEC = -73:49:19.24 (-73.822011)
Discovery date: 2018-03-11 15:38:52 (JD=2458189.1519907)


Remarks: blue hostless transient, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-11 15:38:52
Flux: 16.94 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-11 09:53:16
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/2018afl