Discovery certificate for object 2018fbc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21608 [ 2018TNSTR1165....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-13 22:35:38
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 2018fbc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cdk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:31:05.350 (82.772292) DEC = +30:51:27.61 (30.857669)
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 11:52:48 (JD=2458342.995)


Remarks: long-term decline of ~1.5 mags in Gaia source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 11:52:48
Flux: 20.06 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-22 22:30:43
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/2018fbc