Discovery certificate for object 2018avz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17822 [ 2018TNSTR.508....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-18 13:52:10
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: SN 2018avz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18azf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:59:05.490 (209.772875) DEC = +58:16:06.13 (58.268369)
Discovery date: 2018-04-16 23:48:28 (JD=2458225.4919907)


Remarks: blue transient near the centre of galaxy SDSS J135905.52+581606.2

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-16 23:48:28
Flux: 17.84 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-07 08:51:21
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/2018avz