Discovery certificate for object 2018fbo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21621 [ 2018TNSTR1171....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-14 10:54:01
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 2018fbo
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cdq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:26:36.600 (66.6525) DEC = +05:18:19.84 (5.305511)
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 12:24:28 (JD=2458343.0169907)


Remarks: QSO PKS 0423+051 brightens by 0.8 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 12:24:28
Flux: 18.08 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-02-09 12:01:26
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/2018fbo