Discovery certificate for object 2018esd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21325 [ 2018TNSTR1118....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-07 11:47:05
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 2018esd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18caq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:11:21.540 (182.83975) DEC = +44:31:46.38 (44.52955)
Discovery date: 2018-07-18 12:04:19 (JD=2458318.0029977)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2MASX J12112117+4431494, rising

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-18 12:04:19
Flux: 19.16 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-09 04:46:33
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/2018esd