Discovery certificate for object 2017ab
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7670 [ 2017TNSTR..13....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-03 22:33:05
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 2017ab
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aam
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:16:15.980 (274.066583) DEC = +47:50:03.08 (47.834189)
Discovery date: 2017-01-01 05:00:57 (JD=2457754.7089931)


Remarks: candidate SN in outskirts of galaxy UGC 11186

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-01 05:00:57
Flux: 18.32 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-11-26 17:21:07
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/2017ab