Discovery certificate for object 2019afk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 29327 [ 2019TNSTR.153....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-01-28 11:02:23
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 2019afk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19ahr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:36:37.480 (129.156167) DEC = -44:40:57.50 (-44.682639)
Discovery date: 2019-01-24 23:18:14 (JD=2458508.4709954)


Remarks: red star brightens by 0.3 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-01-24 23:18:14
Flux: 18.59 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-05 06:00:00
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/2019afk