Discovery certificate for object 2018fdb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21670 [ 2018TNSTR1180....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-15 22:27:30
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 2018fdb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cey
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:19:44.270 (274.934458) DEC = -36:57:01.26 (-36.95035)
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 08:54:14 (JD=2458344.8709954)


Remarks: candidate CV ASASSN-18rv, multiple outbursts

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 08:54:14
Flux: 16.48 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-31 08:15:21
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/2018fdb