Discovery certificate for object 2018fai
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21587 [ 2018TNSTR1165....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-13 08:06:27
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 2018fai
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cct
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:16:34.710 (64.144625) DEC = +14:54:35.60 (14.909889)
Discovery date: 2018-08-10 18:15:50 (JD=2458341.2609954)


Remarks: long term rise of ~0.4 mags in Gaia source, possible microlensing event or a Mira

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-10 18:15:50
Flux: 18.42 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-25 06:48:57
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/2018fai