Discovery certificate for object 2018fof
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22024 [ 2018TNSTR1267....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-31 17:05:11
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 2018fof
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cki
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:32:54.780 (293.22825) DEC = +08:03:43.09 (8.061969)
Discovery date: 2018-08-27 15:47:31 (JD=2458358.1579977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient in Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-27 15:47:31
Flux: 18.74 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-19 14:51:21
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/2018fof