Discovery certificate for object 2018kfo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 26743 [ 2018TNSTR1949....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-19 16:30:02
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018kfo
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dwb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:02:21.490 (210.589542) DEC = -07:13:15.24 (-7.2209)
Discovery date: 2018-12-17 06:01:26 (JD=2458469.7509954)


Remarks: candidate SN near PanSTARRS galaxy

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-17 06:01:26
Flux: 18.87 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-04 11:19:40
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/2018kfo