Discovery certificate for object 2018fbp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21622 [ 2018TNSTR1171....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-14 10:54:38
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 2018fbp
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cdr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:30:03.780 (262.51575) DEC = -31:44:38.69 (-31.744081)
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 09:01:26 (JD=2458342.8759954)


Remarks: red Galactic plane source brightens by 0.3 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 09:01:26
Flux: 17.62 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-18 14:02:24
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/2018fbp