Discovery certificate for object 2018fam
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21592 [ 2018TNSTR1165....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-13 08:12:02
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 2018fam
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ccy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:14:40.590 (273.669125) DEC = -45:26:52.15 (-45.447819)
Discovery date: 2018-08-11 14:45:36 (JD=2458342.115)


Remarks: blue hostless transient, near Galactic Plane, candidate CV or SN, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-11 14:45:36
Flux: 18.9 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-01 16:10:33
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/2018fam