Discovery certificate for object 2017cuf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 10541 [ 2017TNSTR.396....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-04-04 09:31:25
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 2017cuf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17axm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:39:32.540 (129.885583) DEC = -39:48:58.86 (-39.81635)
Discovery date: 2017-04-03 02:47:02 (JD=2457846.6159954)


Remarks: red Galactic plane source brightens by 1 mag and gets bluer

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-04-03 02:47:02
Flux: 17.91 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-20 10:29:16
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/2017cuf