Discovery certificate for object 2018afr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17304 [ 2018TNSTR.345....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-14 10:57:30
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 2018afr
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18apj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:47:43.380 (251.93075) DEC = +58:30:20.05 (58.505569)
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 08:47:02.000 (JD=2458189.8659954)


Remarks: candidate SN near PanSTARRS extended object. GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 08:47:02.000
Flux: 18.83 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-15 08:57:07
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/2018afr