Discovery certificate for object 2017acb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8512 [ 2017TNSTR.146....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-03 21:25:56
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: SN 2017acb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17ahc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:50:37.630 (237.656792) DEC = -58:44:00.64 (-58.733511)
Discovery date: 2017-01-27 18:40:19 (JD=2457781.2779977)


Remarks: hostless transient in Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-27 18:40:19
Flux: 17.16 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-25 11:34:04
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/2017acb