Discovery certificate for object 2018kaj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 26518 [ 2018TNSTR1941....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-17 15:21:41
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 2018kaj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18dve
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:40:54.630 (235.227625) DEC = +15:03:05.87 (15.051631)
Discovery date: 2018-12-14 03:37:26 (JD=2458466.6509954)


Remarks: candidate SN near centre of galaxy SDSS J154054.63+150305.9

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-14 03:37:26
Flux: 17.85 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-10-05 11:15:21
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/2018kaj