Discovery certificate for object 2018afx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17310 [ 2018TNSTR.345....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-14 11:02:32
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 2018afx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18app
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:45:50.930 (191.462208) DEC = -55:39:10.55 (-55.652931)
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 03:07:12 (JD=2458189.63)


Remarks: transient near galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-12 03:07:12
Flux: 18.83 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-03 23:15:21
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/2018afx