Discovery certificate for object 2018ftb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22187 [ 2018TNSTR1291....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-04 10:11:12
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018ftb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cme
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:13:22.920 (243.3455) DEC = -60:19:39.97 (-60.327769)
Discovery date: 2018-08-31 08:25:26.000 (JD=2458361.8509954)


Remarks: blue hostless transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-31 08:25:26.000
Flux: 18.09 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-02 16:24:57
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/2018ftb