Discovery certificate for object 2018fdf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21674 [ 2018TNSTR1187....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-16 08:22:19
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 2018fdf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cez
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:42:30.230 (70.625958) DEC = +00:11:39.08 (0.194189)
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 00:28:48 (JD=2458344.52)


Remarks: 2 mag brightening in Gaia source coincident with radio source PMN J0442+0011

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 00:28:48
Flux: 17.79 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-28 13:04:48
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/2018fdf