Discovery certificate for object 2018iju
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 24864 [ 2018TNSTR1756....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-11-12 11:59:24
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 2018iju
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18djg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:22:16.650 (185.569375) DEC = -54:24:38.23 (-54.410619)
Discovery date: 2018-11-04 14:08:09.000 (JD=2458427.0889931)


Remarks: hostless blue transient brightens by 2.6 mag in 7 days

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-11-04 14:08:09.000
Flux: 19.55 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-11-04 12:21:36
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/2018iju