Discovery certificate for object 2018fdm
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21681 [ 2018TNSTR1187....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-16 11:47:32
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 2018fdm
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cfg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:10:46.200 (32.6925) DEC = -51:01:01.92 (-51.0172)
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 07:35:02 (JD=2458344.8159954)


Remarks: BL Lac QSO B0208-512 brightens by >2 mag over 4 months

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 07:35:02
Flux: 14.66 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-14 07:53:45
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/2018fdm