Discovery certificate for object 2017atq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9002 [ 2017TNSTR.184....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-14 13:13:12
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 2017atq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aja
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:27:38.310 (276.909625) DEC = -42:20:12.12 (-42.3367)
Discovery date: 2017-02-05 14:12:28 (JD=2457790.0919907)


Remarks: blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-05 14:12:28
Flux: 17.85 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-11-02 05:58:33
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/2017atq