Discovery certificate for object 2018iw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16565 [ 2018TNSTR..93....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-20 17:27:20
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: AT 2018iw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18afc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:31:47.220 (172.94675) DEC = +02:01:41.92 (2.028311)
Discovery date: 2018-01-18 09:15:50 (JD=2458136.8859954)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2dFGRS TGN444Z036

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-18 09:15:50
Flux: 18.7 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-29 22:58:04
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/2018iw