Discovery certificate for object 2019afo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 29335 [ 2019TNSTR.153....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-01-28 11:06:14
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 2019afo
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19ahz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:08:34.760 (137.144833) DEC = -39:03:55.40 (-39.065389)
Discovery date: 2019-01-24 18:57:36 (JD=2458508.29)


Remarks: source near the Galactic plane brightens by 2 mag, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-01-24 18:57:36
Flux: 18.53 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-12-17 19:20:38
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/2019afo