Discovery certificate for object 2018fdq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21685 [ 2018TNSTR1187....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-16 11:55:06
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 2018fdq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cfk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:50:26.190 (267.609125) DEC = -29:37:01.45 (-29.617069)
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 03:02:52 (JD=2458344.6269907)


Remarks: Gaia Galactic plane source brightens by 1 mag, coincident with OGLE event 2018-BLG-1353

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 03:02:52
Flux: 18.2 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-29 02:12:28
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/2018fdq