Discovery certificate for object 2018cie
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 19215 [ 2018TNSTR.780....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-06-08 16:51:00
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 2018cie
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bls
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:28:19.260 (352.08025) DEC = -40:35:09.82 (-40.586061)
Discovery date: 2018-06-06 19:45:07 (JD=2458276.3229977)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens >2 mags, coincident with QSO 3FGL J2328.4-4034

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-06 19:45:07
Flux: 16.04 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-30 18:37:26
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/2018cie