Discovery certificate for object 2017cai
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9954 [ 2017TNSTR.285....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-08 13:56:05
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 2017cai
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17apo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:53:56.690 (103.486208) DEC = -43:15:28.26 (-43.25785)
Discovery date: 2017-03-06 02:54:14 (JD=2457818.6209954)


Remarks: candidate SN, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-06 02:54:14
Flux: 18.76 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-28 01:58:04
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/2017cai