Discovery certificate for object 2017anx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8847 [ 2017TNSTR.177....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-12 15:56:10
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 2017anx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aif
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:56:53.370 (269.222375) DEC = -38:41:03.05 (-38.684181)
Discovery date: 2017-02-01 18:17:16 (JD=2457786.2619907)


Remarks: Apparently hostless blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-01 18:17:16
Flux: 16.86 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-11-01 00:02:52
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/2017anx