Discovery certificate for object 2019bqu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 30682

Date Received (UTC): 2019-03-10 22:40:53
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 2019bqu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19awx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:16:58.530 (274.243875) DEC = -19:49:52.82 (-19.831339)
Discovery date: 2019-02-16 21:24:28 (JD=2458531.3919907)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by 2 mags over 5 months

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-02-16 21:24:28
Flux: 17.34 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-03 17:02:24
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/2019bqu