Discovery certificate for object 2018ej
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16423 [ 2018TNSTR..44....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-12 12:59:07
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 2018ej
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18act
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:57:52.120 (344.467167) DEC = -27:29:34.69 (-27.492969)
Discovery date: 2018-01-10 05:44:09 (JD=2458128.7389931)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 6dFGS gJ225752.2-272936

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-10 05:44:09
Flux: 17.72 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-29 13:24:57
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/2018ej