Discovery certificate for object 2018fol
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22030 [ 2018TNSTR1267....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-31 17:15:02
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 2018fol
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cko
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:26:01.110 (261.504625) DEC = -72:59:59.93 (-72.999981)
Discovery date: 2018-08-27 14:19:40 (JD=2458358.0969907)


Remarks: Gaia source coincident with QSO B1719-729 brightens by ~1.5 mags, previous outbursts in lightcurve

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-27 14:19:40
Flux: 18.83 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-31 02:24:00
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/2018fol