Discovery certificate for object 2018akb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17441 [ 2018TNSTR.375....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-21 15:05:24
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: SN 2018akb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ark
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:47:36.040 (236.900167) DEC = -10:27:38.59 (-10.460719)
Discovery date: 2018-03-19 22:00:28 (JD=2458197.4169907)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy LEDA 977947

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-19 22:00:28
Flux: 18 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-28 20:29:45
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/2018akb