Discovery certificate for object 2017ayn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9154 [ 2017TNSTR.214....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-20 19:03:02
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 2017ayn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17akt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:24:39.130 (261.163042) DEC = -45:57:42.84 (-45.9619)
Discovery date: 2017-02-13 13:53:45 (JD=2457798.0789931)


Remarks: transient near galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-13 13:53:45
Flux: 18.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-30 08:09:36
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/2017ayn