Discovery certificate for object 2017azy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9192 [ 2017TNSTR.218....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-21 08:13:44
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 2017azy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17akw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:30:47.520 (262.698) DEC = -52:38:22.34 (-52.639539)
Discovery date: 2017-02-14 19:59:31 (JD=2457799.3329977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-14 19:59:31
Flux: 18.14 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-31 00:31:40
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/2017azy