Discovery certificate for object 2017dfc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 10886

Date Received (UTC): 2017-04-20 08:22:42
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 2017dfc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17baw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:15:43.58 (198.931583) DEC = +42:02:13.38 (42.03705)
Discovery date: 2017-04-09 10:40:48 (JD=2457852.945)


Remarks: candidate SN in galaxy NGC 5055

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-04-09 10:40:48
Flux: 18.99 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-02-22 00:23:02
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/2017dfc