Discovery certificate for object 2018kf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16616 [ 2018TNSTR.114....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-24 12:16:59
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 2018kf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18agh
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:34:20.080 (188.583667) DEC = -07:59:09.74 (-7.986039)
Discovery date: 2018-01-23 03:10:04 (JD=2458141.6319907)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2MASX J12342082-0759022

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-23 03:10:04
Flux: 17.83 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-04 11:11:02
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/2018kf