Discovery certificate for object 2018oa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16743

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-04 09:16:35
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 2018oa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aia
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:41:26.990 (235.362458) DEC = -21:54:00.04 (-21.900011)
Discovery date: 2018-01-30 22:24:57 (JD=2458149.4339931)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy SDSS J154126.92-215400.5 GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-30 22:24:57
Flux: 18.96 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-18 19:43:40
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/2018oa