Discovery certificate for object 2017cny
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 10358 [ 2017TNSTR.375....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-30 13:08:31
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 2017cny
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17auo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:59:14.870 (344.811958) DEC = +53:42:59.51 (53.716531)
Discovery date: 2017-03-23 17:12:28 (JD=2457836.2169907)


Remarks: large amplitude variable source, very blue at brightest periods, redder when fainter

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-23 17:12:28
Flux: 17.2 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-08 13:58:04
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/2017cny