Discovery certificate for object 2018afs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17305 [ 2018TNSTR.345....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-14 10:58:19
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 2018afs
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18apk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:33:45.180 (68.43825) DEC = -54:31:11.10 (-54.51975)
Discovery date: 2018-02-16 05:58:33.000 (JD=2458165.7489931)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy SSEP24 J043344.9-543109. GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-16 05:58:33.000
Flux: 18.58 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-13 12:37:26
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/2018afs