Discovery certificate for object 2017aya
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9140 [ 2017TNSTR.214....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-20 12:25:32
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 2017aya
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17akj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:41:24.480 (70.352) DEC = +33:01:07.21 (33.018669)
Discovery date: 2017-02-12 18:30:14 (JD=2457797.2709954)


Remarks: transient in outskirts of faint DSS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-12 18:30:14
Flux: 18.63 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-26 05:06:43
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/2017aya