Discovery certificate for object 2018esk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21332 [ 2018TNSTR1118....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-07 15:23:14
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 2018esk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18caw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:07:43.990 (106.933292) DEC = +64:18:03.64 (64.301011)
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 17:12:28 (JD=2458335.2169907)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2MFGC 05651. GS-TEC predicts SN II

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 17:12:28
Flux: 18.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-02 01:01:55
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/2018esk