Discovery certificate for object 2018fap
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21595 [ 2018TNSTR1165....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-13 08:14:03
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 2018fap
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cdb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:02:46.330 (45.693042) DEC = -19:24:25.27 (-19.407019)
Discovery date: 2018-08-11 00:59:02 (JD=2458341.5409954)


Remarks: long-term increase by 1.5 mag in the nucleus of galaxy APMUKS(BJ) B030029.43-193609.8

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-11 00:59:02
Flux: 17.83 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-18 01:23:31
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/2018fap