Discovery certificate for object 2018ctf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 19635 [ 2018TNSTR.863....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-06-21 23:09:46
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 2018ctf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bpc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:05:23.870 (46.349458) DEC = -00:14:29.87 (-0.241631)
Discovery date: 2018-06-19 20:51:21.000 (JD=2458289.3689931)


Remarks: candidate SN in starburst galaxy SDSS J030523.80-001436.3

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-19 20:51:21.000
Flux: 18.28 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-15 06:44:38
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2018ctf