Discovery certificate for object 2018vj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16959 [ 2018TNSTR.224....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-15 11:01:27
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 2018vj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18alc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:48:39.890 (252.166208) DEC = -62:35:50.28 (-62.5973)
Discovery date: 2018-02-08 22:53:45 (JD=2458158.4539931)


Remarks: transient near galaxy ESO 101-14

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-08 22:53:45
Flux: 18.8 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-06 19:56:38
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/2018vj