Discovery certificate for object 2017cap
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9961 [ 2017TNSTR.285....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-08 22:39:14
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 2017cap
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17apr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:25:00.080 (291.250333) DEC = +43:00:07.96 (43.002211)
Discovery date: 2017-03-06 19:32:09 (JD=2457819.3139931)


Remarks: hostless blue transient, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-06 19:32:09
Flux: 16.47 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-26 06:33:07
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/2017cap