Discovery certificate for object 2018gyj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23196 [ 2018TNSTR1470....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-30 21:30:50
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 2018gyj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cut
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:17:30.870 (244.378625) DEC = -53:11:26.12 (-53.190589)
Discovery date: 2018-09-27 20:18:14.000 (JD=2458389.3459954)


Remarks: transient in Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-27 20:18:14.000
Flux: 18.61 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-01 20:32:38
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/2018gyj