Discovery certificate for object 2018fxf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22325 [ 2018TNSTR1319....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-07 22:16:55
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 2018fxf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cnc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:09:32.870 (62.386958) DEC = +48:01:14.09 (48.020581)
Discovery date: 2018-09-02 23:34:04 (JD=2458364.4819907)


Remarks: erratically variable Galactic plane source brightens by 1 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-02 23:34:04
Flux: 18.85 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-30 01:22:04
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/2018fxf