Discovery certificate for object 2019cou
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 31756 [ 2019TNSTR.467....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-03-31 23:27:51
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 2019cou
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19bdr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:20:42.460 (170.176917) DEC = -60:54:19.51 (-60.905419)
Discovery date: 2019-03-29 10:27:50 (JD=2458571.9359954)


Remarks: red star in the galactic plane slowly gets brighter by 2 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-03-29 10:27:50
Flux: 18.58 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-02-17 04:50:52
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/2019cou