Discovery certificate for object 2018fie
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21834 [ 2018TNSTR1229....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-22 14:06:43
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 2018fie
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18chq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:05:45.380 (271.439083) DEC = -12:00:52.38 (-12.01455)
Discovery date: 2018-08-17 21:20:09 (JD=2458348.3889931)


Remarks: Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by ~1.8 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-17 21:20:09
Flux: 18.24 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-06 14:11:02
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/2018fie