Discovery certificate for object 2018fao
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21594 [ 2018TNSTR1165....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-13 08:13:29
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 2018fao
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cda
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:24:35.040 (51.146) DEC = -10:08:29.11 (-10.141419)
Discovery date: 2018-08-11 00:47:31 (JD=2458341.5329977)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~2mags, coincident with Blazar CSS101030 J032435-100828

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-11 00:47:31
Flux: 18.75 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-03 19:24:57
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/2018fao