Discovery certificate for object 2017ayf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9146 [ 2017TNSTR.214....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-20 12:45:53
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 2017ayf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17akp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:57:32.570 (74.385708) DEC = +39:43:35.87 (39.726631)
Discovery date: 2017-02-13 06:38:52 (JD=2457797.7769907)


Remarks: > 1.5 mag brightening of source near galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-13 06:38:52
Flux: 17.12 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-22 15:56:09
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/2017ayf