Discovery certificate for object 2018fdo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21683 [ 2018TNSTR1187....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-16 11:53:54
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 2018fdo
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cfi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:40:41.400 (265.1725) DEC = -22:55:26.15 (-22.923931)
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 15:10:04 (JD=2458345.1319907)


Remarks: 2.3 mag brightening of Galactic plane source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 15:10:04
Flux: 17.35 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-06 04:10:33
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/2018fdo