Discovery certificate for object 2018frd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22122 [ 2018TNSTR1279....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-02 16:50:04
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 2018frd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18clo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:46:19.430 (206.580958) DEC = -69:49:26.76 (-69.8241)
Discovery date: 2018-08-30 09:53:16 (JD=2458360.9119907)


Remarks: Gaia source near Galactic plane brightens by ~2 mags, previous outbursts in lightcurve

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-30 09:53:16
Flux: 17.56 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-28 02:34:04
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/2018frd