Discovery certificate for object 2018foa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22019 [ 2018TNSTR1267....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-31 12:16:27
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 2018foa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ckg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:29:14.710 (112.311292) DEC = -21:29:34.19 (-21.492831)
Discovery date: 2018-08-26 14:35:31 (JD=2458357.1079977)


Remarks: Known dwarf nova ASASSN-16ly brightens by ~2.5 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-26 14:35:31
Flux: 16.88 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-06 16:13:26
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/2018foa