Discovery certificate for object 2017dqa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11210 [ 2017TNSTR.507....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-02 06:10:43
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 2017dqa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bdk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:42:32.270 (265.634458) DEC = -34:06:13.46 (-34.103739)
Discovery date: 2017-04-29 08:25:26 (JD=2457872.8509954)


Remarks: Gaia Bulge source brightens by almost 2 mags, candidate microlensing event

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-04-29 08:25:26
Flux: 16.58 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-17 04:14:52
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/2017dqa