Discovery certificate for object 2018aft
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17306 [ 2018TNSTR.345....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-14 10:59:13
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 2018aft
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18apl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:25:47.150 (51.446458) DEC = -30:24:44.75 (-30.412431)
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 16:26:24.000 (JD=2458190.185)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2dFGRS TGS400Z100

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 16:26:24.000
Flux: 17.48 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-19 00:57:36
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/2018aft