Discovery certificate for object 2018afw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17309 [ 2018TNSTR.345....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-14 11:01:44
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 2018afw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18apo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:56:60.000 (179.25) DEC = -61:34:40.12 (-61.577811)
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 15:15:50 (JD=2458190.1359954)


Remarks: blue transient near galactic plane, candidate CV, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 15:15:50
Flux: 16.59 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-05 11:24:00
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/2018afw