Discovery certificate for object 2017amy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8820 [ 2017TNSTR.173....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-10 12:43:53
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 2017amy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17ahx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:53:11.340 (268.29725) DEC = -47:06:28.58 (-47.107939)
Discovery date: 2017-02-01 02:12:28 (JD=2457785.5919907)


Remarks: source brightens by ~1.6 mags, close to uncatalogued GALEX source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-01 02:12:28
Flux: 17.58 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-13 17:52:48
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/2017amy