Discovery certificate for object 2018frb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22120 [ 2018TNSTR1279....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-02 16:47:45
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 2018frb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18clm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:56:05.840 (119.024333) DEC = -17:35:04.24 (-17.584511)
Discovery date: 2018-08-29 18:47:31 (JD=2458360.2829977)


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

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-29 18:47:31
Flux: 19.18 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-20 11:35:31
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/2018frb