Discovery certificate for object 2018gej
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22553 [ 2018TNSTR1354....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-11 09:32:42
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018gej
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cok
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:16:40.410 (124.168375) DEC = -24:21:06.59 (-24.351831)
Discovery date: 2018-09-07 19:03:21.000 (JD=2458369.2939931)


Remarks: QSO 2FGL J0816.7-2420 brightens by 3 mags over several years

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-07 19:03:21.000
Flux: 18.06 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-31 00:57:36
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2018gej