Discovery certificate for object 2018asb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17689 [ 2018TNSTR.471....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-10 08:40:10
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 2018asb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18avx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:33:54.960 (53.479) DEC = +68:06:53.86 (68.114961)
Discovery date: 2018-04-04 11:49:55 (JD=2458212.9929977)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy ZOAG G137.19+09.86

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-04 11:49:55
Flux: 16.78 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-06 00:07:12
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/2018asb