Discovery certificate for object 2018fcs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21660 [ 2018TNSTR1180....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-15 11:40:58
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 2018fcs
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cer
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:35:53.760 (263.974) DEC = -27:31:58.15 (-27.532819)
Discovery date: 2018-08-13 09:04:19 (JD=2458343.8779977)


Remarks: Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by ~0.4 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-13 09:04:19
Flux: 17.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-06 14:29:45
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/2018fcs