Discovery certificate for object 2018fnw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22015 [ 2018TNSTR1267....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-31 12:09:18
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 2018fnw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ckc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:32:53.520 (98.223) DEC = +70:03:56.77 (70.065769)
Discovery date: 2018-08-26 11:18:14 (JD=2458356.9709954)


Remarks: very blue transient near PanSTARRS galaxy

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-26 11:18:14
Flux: 18.72 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-01 18:59:02
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/2018fnw