Discovery certificate for object 2018fct
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21661 [ 2018TNSTR1180....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-15 11:41:39
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 2018fct
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ces
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:57:03.780 (269.26575) DEC = -33:56:09.89 (-33.936081)
Discovery date: 2018-08-13 14:57:07 (JD=2458344.1229977)


Remarks: Gaia Galactic plane source brightens by 0.15 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-13 14:57:07
Flux: 14.93 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-30 02:15:21
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/2018fct