Discovery certificate for object 2018edj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20849 [ 2018TNSTR1030....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-25 21:37:44
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 2018edj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bvv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:49:25.380 (357.35575) DEC = -49:32:26.52 (-49.5407)
Discovery date: 2018-07-21 19:33:36 (JD=2458321.315)


Remarks: long-term increase in brightness in Gaia source coincident with BL Lac 2MASS J23492538-4932265

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-21 19:33:36
Flux: 16.95 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-09 17:21:07
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/2018edj