Discovery certificate for object 2017bik
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9431 [ 2017TNSTR.231....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-23 14:40:43
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 2017bik
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aly
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:44:05.210 (266.021708) DEC = -71:14:29.58 (-71.24155)
Discovery date: 2017-02-18 14:15:21 (JD=2457803.0939931)


Remarks: blue transient near DSS blobs

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-18 14:15:21
Flux: 18.93 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-31 18:51:50
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/2017bik