Discovery certificate for object 2018afn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17300 [ 2018TNSTR.345....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-14 10:53:25
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 2018afn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18apf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:36:14.790 (54.061625) DEC = -32:53:10.07 (-32.886131)
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 22:24:57 (JD=2458190.4339931)


Remarks: >6 mag rise on faint Gaia source, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 22:24:57
Flux: 14.51 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-18 12:54:43
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/2018afn