Discovery certificate for object 2018fgn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21777 [ 2018TNSTR1225....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-21 09:58:50
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 2018fgn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cga
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:26:03.970 (291.516542) DEC = -48:10:19.78 (-48.172161)
Discovery date: 2018-08-16 20:39:50.000 (JD=2458347.3609954)


Remarks: Apparently hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-16 20:39:50.000
Flux: 18.62 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-26 09:53:16
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2018fgn