Discovery certificate for object 2018hpj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23777 [ 2018TNSTR1649....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-29 10:59:49
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 2018hpj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dek
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:27:12.900 (81.80375) DEC = -66:35:53.27 (-66.598131)
Discovery date: 2018-10-25 18:50:24 (JD=2458417.285)


Remarks: 0.2 mag slow rise on a blue star near the LMC, probably a Be-type outburst

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-25 18:50:24
Flux: 17.37 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-12 19:33:36
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/2018hpj