Discovery certificate for object 2018frt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22144 [ 2018TNSTR1285....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-03 09:23:36
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 2018frt
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18clx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:41:51.330 (130.463875) DEC = -40:43:40.26 (-40.72785)
Discovery date: 2018-08-30 01:14:52 (JD=2458360.5519907)


Remarks: >1 mag brightening in erratically variable Galactic plane source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-30 01:14:52
Flux: 16.23 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-03 18:01:26
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/2018frt