Discovery certificate for object 2019ani
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 29639 [ 2019TNSTR.205....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-02-05 23:55:45
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 2019ani
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19alv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:59:26.610 (179.860875) DEC = -18:24:26.96 (-18.407489)
Discovery date: 2019-02-03 16:35:02 (JD=2458518.1909954)


Remarks: blue Gaia source fades by more than 1 mag over 2 years. Candidate QSO.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-02-03 16:35:02
Flux: 20.19 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-01-13 16:30:43
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/2019ani