Discovery certificate for object 2017acs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8529 [ 2017TNSTR.155....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-05 11:04:45
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 2017acs
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17ahe
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:41:05.430 (250.272625) DEC = -46:14:57.26 (-46.249239)
Discovery date: 2017-01-28 00:24:28 (JD=2457781.5169907)


Remarks: hostless transient in Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-28 00:24:28
Flux: 18.89 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-26 11:48:28
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/2017acs