Discovery certificate for object 2018fgu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21785 [ 2018TNSTR1225....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-21 10:07:27
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 2018fgu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cgi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:04:09.440 (271.039333) DEC = -18:03:55.84 (-18.065511)
Discovery date: 2018-08-17 03:14:24.000 (JD=2458347.635)


Remarks: Gaia detection of Nova Sgr 2018, aka PNV J18040967-1803581

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-17 03:14:24.000
Flux: 16.17 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-27 14:00:57
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


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