Discovery certificate for object 2017dwf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11371 [ 2017TNSTR.519....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-04 08:31:15
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 2017dwf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bdr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:26:58.610 (261.744208) DEC = -74:47:58.20 (-74.7995)
Discovery date: 2017-05-01 13:20:38 (JD=2457875.0559954)


Remarks: erratically variable old source increases by > 1 mag, close to radio source PMN J1727-7447

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-01 13:20:38
Flux: 18.45 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-12-20 04:07:40
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/2017dwf