Discovery certificate for object 2018dfd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20056 [ 2018TNSTR.955....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-10 10:57:19
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 2018dfd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bsy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:48:35.690 (27.148708) DEC = -21:02:14.39 (-21.037331)
Discovery date: 2018-06-13 01:20:38 (JD=2458282.5559954)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy GALEXASC J014835.71-210213.8

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-13 01:20:38
Flux: 20.21 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-19 01:19:12
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/2018dfd