Discovery certificate for object 2017cau
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9966 [ 2017TNSTR.285....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-08 22:44:59
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 2017cau
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17apw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:25:09.430 (111.289292) DEC = -43:50:07.84 (-43.835511)
Discovery date: 2017-03-06 14:49:55 (JD=2457819.1179977)


Remarks: candidate CV, hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-06 14:49:55
Flux: 17 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-26 07:53:45
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/2017cau