Discovery certificate for object 2018jjg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 25844 [ 2018TNSTR1864....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-04 11:04:57
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 2018jjg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18drf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:24:12.130 (261.050542) DEC = +24:14:49.42 (24.247061)
Discovery date: 2018-12-03 09:02:52 (JD=2458455.8769907)


Remarks: variable blue source brightens by more than a magnitude

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-03 09:02:52
Flux: 18.4 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-10-14 11:12:28
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/2018jjg