Discovery certificate for object 2018fxa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22320 [ 2018TNSTR1319....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-07 21:39:46
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 2018fxa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cmx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:11:55.240 (257.980167) DEC = -30:48:16.45 (-30.804569)
Discovery date: 2018-09-04 10:43:40 (JD=2458365.9469907)


Remarks: slow 1 mag rise on red Gaia source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-04 10:43:40
Flux: 16.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-19 20:00:57
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/2018fxa