Discovery certificate for object 2019akx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 29541 [ 2019TNSTR.196....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-02-03 18:54:02
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 2019akx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19akf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:54:15.950 (298.566458) DEC = +30:54:22.90 (30.906361)
Discovery date: 2019-02-01 22:06:14 (JD=2458516.4209954)


Remarks: red Gaia source brightens by 0.3 mag over 5 months

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-02-01 22:06:14
Flux: 17.76 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-12-15 10:27:50
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/2019akx