Discovery certificate for object 2018jo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16586 [ 2018TNSTR.102....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-22 12:01:03
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 2018jo
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18afo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:06:04.920 (256.5205) DEC = +29:40:05.81 (29.668281)
Discovery date: 2018-01-20 07:46:33 (JD=2458138.8239931)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy LEDA 1873910

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-20 07:46:33
Flux: 18.11 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-05 03:54:43
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/2018jo