Discovery certificate for object 2019bvz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 30866

Date Received (UTC): 2019-03-17 18:43:47
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 2019bvz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19azm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:54:16.850 (253.570208) DEC = -40:08:05.68 (-40.134911)
Discovery date: 2019-02-16 03:53:16 (JD=2458530.6619907)


Remarks: red star near the Galactic plane brightens by 3 mag over 3 years

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-02-16 03:53:16
Flux: 17.28 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-30 16:16:19
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/2019bvz