Discovery certificate for object 2018fom
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22031 [ 2018TNSTR1267....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-31 17:15:58
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 2018fom
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ckp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:55:22.790 (298.844958) DEC = +39:41:59.93 (39.699981)
Discovery date: 2018-08-27 16:17:45 (JD=2458358.1789931)


Remarks: Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by ~1 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-27 16:17:45
Flux: 18.45 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-04 14:03:50
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/2018fom