Discovery certificate for object 2017ceq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 10079 [ 2017TNSTR.308....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-15 20:03:45
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 2017ceq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aqr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:57:39.760 (164.415667) DEC = -41:58:33.78 (-41.97605)
Discovery date: 2017-03-09 14:18:14 (JD=2457822.0959954)


Remarks: hostless transient, getting bluer, brightness increased by over 3.5 mag in under 1.5 day

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-09 14:18:14
Flux: 20.41 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-09 10:04:48
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/2017ceq