Discovery certificate for object 2018mj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16690 [ 2018TNSTR.142....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-01 10:44:24
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 2018mj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ahn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:40:25.450 (235.106042) DEC = -12:25:46.67 (-12.429631)
Discovery date: 2018-01-28 22:17:45 (JD=2458147.4289931)


Remarks: candidate SN rising near galaxy 2MASX J15402475-1225508

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-28 22:17:45
Flux: 17.52 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-19 21:38:52
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/2018mj