Discovery certificate for object 2018dfc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20055 [ 2018TNSTR.955....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-10 10:54:20
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 2018dfc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bsx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:48:07.760 (252.032333) DEC = +24:18:14.87 (24.304131)
Discovery date: 2018-07-07 00:46:04 (JD=2458306.5319907)


Remarks: candidate SN near centre of starforming galaxy LEDA 1704264

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-07 00:46:04
Flux: 18.07 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-24 12:40:19
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/2018dfc