Discovery certificate for object 2018fei
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21706 [ 2018TNSTR1196....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-17 11:52:29
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 2018fei
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cfs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:54:42.810 (268.678375) DEC = -22:49:13.33 (-22.820369)
Discovery date: 2018-08-15 15:08:38 (JD=2458346.1309954)


Remarks: Galactic plane source brightens by >3 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-15 15:08:38
Flux: 17.09 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-28 02:06:43
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/2018fei