Discovery certificate for object 2018fdn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21682 [ 2018TNSTR1187....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-16 11:51:56
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 2018fdn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cfh
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:44:15.190 (266.063292) DEC = -25:15:40.64 (-25.261289)
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 09:07:12 (JD=2458344.88)


Remarks: 0.7 mag brightening in Galactic plane source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 09:07:12
Flux: 13.37 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-24 09:20:09
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/2018fdn