Discovery certificate for object 2018akf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17445 [ 2018TNSTR.375....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-21 15:08:44
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 2018akf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aro
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:17:31.520 (109.381333) DEC = -37:54:39.20 (-37.910889)
Discovery date: 2018-03-20 10:03:21 (JD=2458197.9189931)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~1.6 mags, previous outbursts in lightcurve, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-20 10:03:21
Flux: 16.47 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-08 22:30:43
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/2018akf