Discovery certificate for object 2018avj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17799

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-16 21:24:57
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 2018avj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ayp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:36:33.980 (354.141583) DEC = -41:15:22.03 (-41.256119)
Discovery date: 2018-04-14 21:57:36 (JD=2458223.415)


Remarks: Gaia source coincidence with QSO [VV2006] J233633.0-411547 brightens by ~2mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-14 21:57:36
Flux: 17.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-26 20:21:07
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/2018avj