Discovery certificate for object 2019bqa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 30650 [ 2019TNSTR.347....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-03-08 14:09:23
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2019bqa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia19awi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:39:13.130 (279.804708) DEC = -16:12:55.22 (-16.215339)
Discovery date: 2019-03-06 09:27:21.000 (JD=2458548.8939931)


Remarks: blue Galactic plane transient, close to PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-03-06 09:27:21.000
Flux: 17.92 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-02-18 03:20:09
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2019bqa