Discovery certificate for object 2018js
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16592 [ 2018TNSTR.102....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-22 12:22:47
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 2018js
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18afu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:41:36.120 (265.4005) DEC = +29:12:23.47 (29.206519)
Discovery date: 2018-01-20 19:39:21.000 (JD=2458139.3189931)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2MASX J17413558+2912191

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-20 19:39:21.000
Flux: 18.78 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-03 15:46:04
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/2018js