Discovery certificate for object 2018erf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21297 [ 2018TNSTR1110....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-06 12:33:07
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 2018erf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18caj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:37:28.870 (9.370292) DEC = -33:44:42.43 (-33.745119)
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 07:24:57.000 (JD=2458334.8089931)


Remarks: ~1.5 mag increase on AGN candidate 2XMM J003728.9-334442

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 07:24:57.000
Flux: 18.96 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-19 22:01:55
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/2018erf