Discovery certificate for object 2018fgk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21774 [ 2018TNSTR1225....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-21 09:49:13
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 2018fgk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cfx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:43:01.730 (295.757208) DEC = -51:35:51.79 (-51.597719)
Discovery date: 2018-08-16 14:35:31 (JD=2458347.1079977)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-16 14:35:31
Flux: 18.87 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-28 20:09:36
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/2018fgk