Discovery certificate for object 2019bkt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 30445 [ 2019TNSTR.316....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-03-03 20:54:48
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 2019bkt
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19aul
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:54:45.770 (133.690708) DEC = +46:06:16.56 (46.1046)
Discovery date: 2019-03-01 19:14:52 (JD=2458544.3019907)


Remarks: known SDSS QSO brightens by 1.2 mag in 10 months

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-03-01 19:14:52
Flux: 19.16 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-06 12:41:45
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/2019bkt