Discovery certificate for object 2019xk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 29037 [ 2019TNSTR.122....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-01-21 09:01:54
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 2019xk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19afx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:21:29.170 (335.371542) DEC = +36:23:16.73 (36.387981)
Discovery date: 2019-01-20 03:36:00 (JD=2458503.65)


Remarks: variable Gaia source brightens by 4 mag, candidate CV. PanSTARRS g = 20.7

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-01-20 03:36:00
Flux: 16.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-12-17 14:18:14
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/2019xk