Discovery certificate for object 2018frp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22140 [ 2018TNSTR1285....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-03 07:20:14
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 2018frp
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18clt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:57:00.040 (284.250167) DEC = -21:48:37.37 (-21.810381)
Discovery date: 2018-08-30 23:03:50.000 (JD=2458361.4609954)


Remarks: blue new source near the Galactic Plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-30 23:03:50.000
Flux: 17.89 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-22 04:58:04
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


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