Discovery certificate for object 2017apa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8878 [ 2017TNSTR.180....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-13 15:55:04
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 2017apa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17ail
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:53:52.490 (268.468708) DEC = -27:32:39.19 (-27.544219)
Discovery date: 2017-02-02 01:53:45 (JD=2457786.5789931)


Remarks: Gaia source towards Galactic Centre brightens by 1.5 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-02 01:53:45
Flux: 17.06 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-02-26 05:00:57
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/2017apa