Discovery certificate for object 2018vf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16952 [ 2018TNSTR.224....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-15 08:25:53
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 2018vf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18akv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:57:57.530 (284.489708) DEC = +38:29:58.34 (38.499539)
Discovery date: 2018-01-16 07:20:38 (JD=2458134.8059954)


Remarks: candidate SN in galaxy 2MASX J18575735+3829588

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-16 07:20:38
Flux: 18.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-06 03:33:07
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/2018vf