Discovery certificate for object 2017atj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8994 [ 2017TNSTR.184....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-14 12:53:36
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 2017atj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17ais
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:27:54.680 (246.977833) DEC = +23:39:02.02 (23.650561)
Discovery date: 2017-02-06 05:19:40 (JD=2457790.7219907)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy SDSS J162754.67+233901.2, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-06 05:19:40
Flux: 17.95 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-10 07:12:00
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/2017atj