Discovery certificate for object 2018fbu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21628 [ 2018TNSTR1171....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-14 11:05:36
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 2018fbu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cdx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:06:06.410 (271.526708) DEC = -40:16:47.75 (-40.279931)
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 14:51:21 (JD=2458343.1189931)


Remarks: 0.4 mag increase on star near the Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 14:51:21
Flux: 18.43 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-30 08:16:47
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/2018fbu