Discovery certificate for object 2018fhc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21795 [ 2018TNSTR1225....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-21 11:29:05
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018fhc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cgs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:00:44.000 (270.183333) DEC = -15:39:41.94 (-15.66165)
Discovery date: 2018-08-17 03:15:50.000 (JD=2458347.6359954)


Remarks: transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-17 03:15:50.000
Flux: 18.39 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-27 01:59:31
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/2018fhc