Discovery certificate for object 2018qj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16815 [ 2018TNSTR.185....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-09 10:26:07
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 2018qj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aiw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:47:54.670 (266.977792) DEC = -11:32:05.60 (-11.534889)
Discovery date: 2018-02-04 09:57:36 (JD=2458153.915)


Remarks: hostless Galactic plane transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-04 09:57:36
Flux: 18.66 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-04 08:11:02
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/2018qj