Discovery certificate for object 2018ob
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16744 [ 2018TNSTR.152....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-04 09:18:20
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 2018ob
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aib
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:04:39.400 (241.164167) DEC = -23:13:19.99 (-23.222219)
Discovery date: 2018-02-01 02:35:31 (JD=2458150.6079977)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2MASX J16043978-2313206

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-01 02:35:31
Flux: 18.21 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-24 01:56:38
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/2018ob