Discovery certificate for object 2018mk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16691 [ 2018TNSTR.142....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-01 10:45:14
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 2018mk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aho
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:45:10.740 (221.29475) DEC = -20:54:42.95 (-20.911931)
Discovery date: 2018-01-29 02:48:28 (JD=2458147.6169907)


Remarks: candidate SN in emission line galaxy NGC 5743

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-29 02:48:28
Flux: 18.65 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-14 21:28:48
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/2018mk