Discovery certificate for object 2019bbp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 30134 [ 2019TNSTR.275....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-02-25 12:13:06
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2019bbp
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19aqt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:18:27.940 (229.616417) DEC = -61:32:52.98 (-61.54805)
Discovery date: 2019-02-17 16:20:38 (JD=2458532.1809954)


Remarks: variable red star near the Galactic plane brightens by 2.6 mag, previous event(s) seen

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-02-17 16:20:38
Flux: 16.08 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-12-30 05:08:09
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/2019bbp