Discovery certificate for object 2018fdj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21678 [ 2018TNSTR1187....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-16 10:12:57
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 2018fdj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cfd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:56:17.180 (269.071583) DEC = -28:44:50.42 (-28.747339)
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 15:02:52 (JD=2458345.1269907)


Remarks: Galactic plane source brightens by 0.7 mag coincident with OGLE event 2018-BLG-1371

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 15:02:52
Flux: 17.83 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-06 08:31:12
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/2018fdj