Discovery certificate for object 2018frg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22125 [ 2018TNSTR1279....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-02 17:32:44
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 2018frg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18clr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:42:16.300 (295.567917) DEC = +04:37:23.56 (4.623211)
Discovery date: 2018-08-30 05:34:04 (JD=2458360.7319907)


Remarks: Gaia source near Galactic plane brightens by almost 1 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-30 05:34:04
Flux: 16.98 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-30 03:47:31
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/2018frg