Discovery certificate for object 2018afv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17308 [ 2018TNSTR.345....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-14 11:00:47
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 2018afv
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18apn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:29:50.880 (157.462) DEC = -68:19:41.45 (-68.328181)
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 15:25:55 (JD=2458190.1429977)


Remarks: blue transient near galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 15:25:55
Flux: 18.47 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-07 17:32:38
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/2018afv