Discovery certificate for object 2017cac
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9947 [ 2017TNSTR.285....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-08 09:28:52
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2017cac
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17api
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:13:08.160 (243.284) DEC = +26:09:52.88 (26.164689)
Discovery date: 2017-03-04 18:30:14.000 (JD=2457817.2709954)


Remarks: confirmed SN in galaxy SDSS J161308.15+260952.9, GS-TEC predicts SN II, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-04 18:30:14.000
Flux: 18.37 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-02-06 19:04:48
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/2017cac