Discovery certificate for object 2017bzw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9941 [ 2017TNSTR.285....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-08 09:06:21
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 2017bzw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17apc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:55:13.680 (298.807) DEC = +52:10:58.12 (52.182811)
Discovery date: 2017-03-04 11:35:31 (JD=2457816.9829977)


Remarks: blue transient on DSS2 smudge, candidate CV?

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-04 11:35:31
Flux: 18.77 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-26 12:24:28
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/2017bzw