Discovery certificate for object 2018fba
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21606 [ 2018TNSTR1165....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-13 21:48:52
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 2018fba
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cdi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:15:22.980 (273.84575) DEC = -43:48:34.27 (-43.809519)
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 02:47:02 (JD=2458342.6159954)


Remarks: blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 02:47:02
Flux: 17.88 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-01 10:09:07
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/2018fba