Discovery certificate for object 2018fbb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21607 [ 2018TNSTR1165....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-13 22:33:11
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 2018fbb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cdj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:09:48.140 (32.450583) DEC = -42:04:37.02 (-42.07695)
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 03:12:57 (JD=2458342.6339931)


Remarks: long-term rise of almost 3 mags in Gaia source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 03:12:57
Flux: 18.25 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-14 07:43:40
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/2018fbb