Discovery certificate for object 2020cwq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 62209 [ 2020TNSTR.550....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-02-19 12:11:29
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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), Z. Kostrzewa-Rutkowska (Leiden Observatory), D. Eappachen (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 2020cwq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia20awq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:17:21.720 (274.3405) DEC = -42:45:32.18 (-42.758939)
Discovery date: 2020-02-18 19:43:40.000 (JD=2458898.3219907)


Remarks: variable Gaia and IR source brightens by 2 mag in 2 years

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-02-18 19:43:40.000
Flux: 18.17 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-09-15 20:47:02
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/2020cwq