Discovery certificate for object 2018fda
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21669 [ 2018TNSTR1180....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-15 22:26:38
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 2018fda
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cex
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:32:39.440 (98.164333) DEC = +42:04:01.56 (42.0671)
Discovery date: 2018-08-13 19:23:31 (JD=2458344.3079977)


Remarks: fast declining transient ~1 arcsec from PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-13 19:23:31
Flux: 18.34 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-12 01:42:14
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/2018fda