Discovery certificate for object 2017bii
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9425 [ 2017TNSTR.231....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-23 13:57:54
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 2017bii
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17als
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:53:24.120 (298.3505) DEC = -70:26:03.91 (-70.434419)
Discovery date: 2017-02-03 14:41:16 (JD=2457788.1119907)


Remarks: candidate SN in outskirts of galaxy 2MASX J19532217-7026100

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-03 14:41:16
Flux: 17.7 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-12-21 10:19:12
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/2017bii