Discovery certificate for object 2018fan
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21593 [ 2018TNSTR1165....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-13 08:12:36
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 2018fan
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ccz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:10:35.780 (257.649083) DEC = -31:44:32.46 (-31.74235)
Discovery date: 2018-08-11 03:01:26 (JD=2458341.6259954)


Remarks: 1mag rise on a Galactic Plane source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-11 03:01:26
Flux: 16.77 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-27 22:07:40
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/2018fan