Discovery certificate for object 2020xty
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 86977 [ 2020TNSTR3195....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-10-21 14:18:00
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 2020xty
Discoverer internal name: Gaia20ews
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:02:49.170 (0.704875) DEC = -30:26:06.04 (-30.435011)
Discovery date: 2020-10-18 03:33:07.200 (JD=2459140.648)


Remarks: 1.5 mag brightening in faint galaxy 2MASX J00024917-3026063

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-10-18 03:33:07.200
Flux: 17.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-07-31 09:07:12
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/2020xty