Discovery certificate for object 2019afn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 29334 [ 2019TNSTR.153....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-01-28 11:05:53
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 2019afn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19ahy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:51:24.410 (132.851708) DEC = -41:47:46.07 (-41.796131)
Discovery date: 2019-01-24 23:15:21 (JD=2458508.4689931)


Remarks: emission-line star ESO-HA 236 brightens by 0.5 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-01-24 23:15:21
Flux: 18.14 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-12-18 11:38:24
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/2019afn