Discovery certificate for object 2018fdk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21679 [ 2018TNSTR1187....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-16 10:13:41
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 2018fdk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cfe
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:58:41.910 (254.674625) DEC = -03:14:16.87 (-3.238019)
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 15:30:14 (JD=2458345.1459954)


Remarks: 0.6 mag brightening of AGN candidate 2MASX J16584192-0314168

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 15:30:14
Flux: 17.23 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-30 02:09:36
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/2018fdk