Discovery certificate for object 2017ayd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9144 [ 2017TNSTR.214....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-20 12:37:53
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 2017ayd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17akn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:58:23.510 (254.597958) DEC = -34:31:37.09 (-34.526969)
Discovery date: 2017-02-12 07:40:48 (JD=2457796.82)


Remarks: transient in outskirts of faint DSS source near galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-12 07:40:48
Flux: 18.34 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-27 13:58:04
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/2017ayd