Discovery certificate for object 2018fbn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21620 [ 2018TNSTR1171....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-14 10:52:06
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 2018fbn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cdp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:46:46.560 (71.694) DEC = +16:13:20.57 (16.222381)
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 06:11:31 (JD=2458342.7579977)


Remarks: centre of galaxy 2MASX J04464656+1613205 brightens by 0.7 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 06:11:31
Flux: 18.28 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-23 23:05:16
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/2018fbn