Discovery certificate for object 2018wf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16986 [ 2018TNSTR.241....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-18 15:30:25
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 2018wf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18alk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:16:16.450 (289.068542) DEC = +48:51:11.74 (48.853261)
Discovery date: 2018-02-10 01:13:26.000 (JD=2458159.5509954)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy shaped object in DSS and PanSTARRS GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-10 01:13:26.000
Flux: 18.9 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-12 15:07:12
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/2018wf