Discovery certificate for object 2019lqa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 42254 [ 2019TNSTR1300....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-07-22 10:58:15
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Source Group: GaiaAlerts

S.T. Hodgkin, E. Breedt, A. Delgado, D.L. Harrison, M. van Leeuwen, G. Rixon, T. Wevers, A. Yoldas (IoA Cambridge), N. Ihanec, K. Kruszyńska, K.A. Rybicki, Ł. Wyrzykowski (Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory), D. Eappachen, Z. Kostrzewa-Rutkowska (SRON/RU), G. Marton (Konkoly Observatory), on behalf of the Gaia Alerts team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2019lqa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19dcb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:34:18.030 (338.575125) DEC = -56:41:07.94 (-56.685539)
Discovery date: 2019-07-17 18:25:55 (JD=2458682.2679977)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient, in footprint of GW event S190718y

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-07-17 18:25:55
Flux: 16.58 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-06-18 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/2019lqa