Discovery certificate for object 2018fgy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21791 [ 2018TNSTR1225....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-21 11:17:08
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 2018fgy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cgo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:55:59.330 (268.997208) DEC = -27:38:11.11 (-27.636419)
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 21:04:19.000 (JD=2458345.3779977)


Remarks: >1 mag decline in red Galactic plane source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-14 21:04:19.000
Flux: 18.89 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-17 03:54:43
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/2018fgy