Discovery certificate for object 2018jd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16575 [ 2018TNSTR..98....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-21 12:38:03
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 2018jd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18afj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:57:22.860 (179.34525) DEC = +00:29:14.35 (0.487319)
Discovery date: 2018-01-19 21:12:57 (JD=2458138.3839931)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2dFGRS TGN380Z078, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-19 21:12:57
Flux: 17.9 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-01 05:12:28
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/2018jd