Discovery certificate for object 2018foi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22027 [ 2018TNSTR1267....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-31 17:11:43
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 2018foi
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ckl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:28:10.650 (292.044375) DEC = -00:29:48.98 (-0.496939)
Discovery date: 2018-08-27 21:38:52 (JD=2458358.4019907)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-27 21:38:52
Flux: 18.27 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-19 15:00:00
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/2018foi