Discovery certificate for object 2018fah
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21586 [ 2018TNSTR1165....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-13 08:04:23
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 2018fah
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ccs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:18:27.820 (259.615917) DEC = -35:12:03.78 (-35.20105)
Discovery date: 2018-08-10 20:58:33 (JD=2458341.3739931)


Remarks: long term decline of ~0.4 mags in Gaia source in Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-10 20:58:33
Flux: 18.49 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-28 22:17:45
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/2018fah