Discovery certificate for object 2018fcn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21655 [ 2018TNSTR1180....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-15 10:03:58
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 2018fcn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cen
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:17:58.260 (64.49275) DEC = -02:50:19.39 (-2.838719)
Discovery date: 2018-08-13 00:34:33 (JD=2458343.5239931)


Remarks: Gaia source coincident with radio source PKS J0417-0250 brightens by 2.8 mags over almost 7 months

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-13 00:34:33
Flux: 16.78 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-26 17:19:40
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/2018fcn