Discovery certificate for object 2018lcj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 27580 [ 2018TNSTR2008....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-30 13:02:28
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 2018lcj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18eay
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:54:22.350 (43.593125) DEC = +58:36:47.66 (58.613239)
Discovery date: 2018-12-29 02:15:21 (JD=2458481.5939931)


Remarks: long-term increase of ~2 mags in Gaia source in Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-29 02:15:21
Flux: 18.85 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-24 19:04:48
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/2018lcj