Discovery certificate for object 2018jq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16590 [ 2018TNSTR.102....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-22 12:21:10
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: SN 2018jq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18afs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:56:48.380 (194.201583) DEC = +03:53:27.24 (3.8909)
Discovery date: 2018-01-21 02:57:07 (JD=2458139.6229977)


Remarks: candidate SN near centre of starforming galaxy SDSS J125648.33+035326.9

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-21 02:57:07
Flux: 17.91 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-02 04:58:04
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/2018jq