Discovery certificate for object 2018fmx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21990 [ 2018TNSTR1260....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-30 09:57:10
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 2018fmx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cjk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:55:09.130 (283.788042) DEC = -06:39:48.71 (-6.663531)
Discovery date: 2018-08-23 03:27:21 (JD=2458353.6439931)


Remarks: long term brightening of ~1 mag in Gaia source in Galactic plane, candidate microlensing event

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-23 03:27:21
Flux: 16.08 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-19 13:14:52
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/2018fmx