Discovery certificate for object 2018afq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17303 [ 2018TNSTR.345....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-14 10:56:47
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 2018afq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18api
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:57:46.720 (239.444667) DEC = +47:17:43.55 (47.295431)
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 07:14:52 (JD=2458189.8019907)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy SDSS J155746.32+471747.2 GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 07:14:52
Flux: 18.77 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-15 03:43:12
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/2018afq