Discovery certificate for object 2018fmv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21988 [ 2018TNSTR1260....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-30 09:43:38
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 2018fmv
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cji
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:44:39.620 (281.165083) DEC = +05:02:48.98 (5.046939)
Discovery date: 2018-08-22 15:38:52 (JD=2458353.1519907)


Remarks: Known symbiotic star DQ Ser brightens by ~4 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-22 15:38:52
Flux: 12.54 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-02-22 08:36:57
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/2018fmv