Discovery certificate for object 2019hcu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 37272 [ 2019TNSTR.962....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-06-09 21:46:33
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 2019hcu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19cec
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:53:17.140 (148.321417) DEC = -01:45:47.95 (-1.763319)
Discovery date: 2019-06-08 11:11:02 (JD=2458642.9659954)


Remarks: ~0.8mag rise on a known z=2.35 QSO.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-06-08 11:11:02
Flux: 18.21 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-24 12:15:50
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/2019hcu