Discovery certificate for object 2018aof
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17568 [ 2018TNSTR.423....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-31 16:15:51
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018aof
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ato
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:47:54.670 (191.977792) DEC = -50:28:19.99 (-50.472219)
Discovery date: 2018-03-28 17:02:24.000 (JD=2458206.21)


Remarks: Confirmed cataclysmic variable ASASSN-18fy

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-28 17:02:24.000
Flux: 17.27 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-13 10:50:52
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/2018aof