Discovery certificate for object 2018fbr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21625 [ 2018TNSTR1171....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-14 11:02:47
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 2018fbr
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cdu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:27:23.890 (261.849542) DEC = -31:44:30.41 (-31.741781)
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 03:01:26 (JD=2458342.6259954)


Remarks: red Galactic plane source brightens by 0.3 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 03:01:26
Flux: 17.45 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-22 15:15:50
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/2018fbr