Discovery certificate for object 2018fdl
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21680 [ 2018TNSTR1187....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-16 10:14:27
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 2018fdl
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cff
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:55:40.570 (268.919042) DEC = -32:21:28.98 (-32.35805)
Discovery date: 2018-08-13 21:00:00 (JD=2458344.375)


Remarks: 1.5 mag brightening in Galactic plane source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-13 21:00:00
Flux: 18.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-29 16:00:28
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/2018fdl