Discovery certificate for object 2017axy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9137 [ 2017TNSTR.206....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-19 19:42:58
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 2017axy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aki
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:46:11.470 (236.547792) DEC = -10:03:26.24 (-10.057289)
Discovery date: 2017-02-12 07:13:26 (JD=2457796.8009954)


Remarks: source (1.3 arcsec from radio source PMN J1546-1003) brightens by 1mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-12 07:13:26
Flux: 17.41 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-18 13:42:14
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/2017axy