Discovery certificate for object 2020qkn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 78776 [ 2020TNSTR2308....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-07-28 14:14:36
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 2020qkn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia20dlv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:51:22.810 (237.845042) DEC = -63:07:36.37 (-63.126769)
Discovery date: 2020-07-11 15:59:02.400 (JD=2459042.166)


Remarks: variable source near the Galactic plane brightens by 3 mag and becomes blue, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-07-11 15:59:02.400
Flux: 17.32 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-04-03 15:51:50
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/2020qkn