Discovery certificate for object 2018faq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21596 [ 2018TNSTR1165....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-13 08:14:34
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 2018faq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cdc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:28:32.470 (262.135292) DEC = -36:31:56.60 (-36.532389)
Discovery date: 2018-08-11 02:55:40 (JD=2458341.6219907)


Remarks: red Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by 0.4 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-11 02:55:40
Flux: 17.67 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-07 10:24:57
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/2018faq