Discovery certificate for object 2017dzx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11482 [ 2017TNSTR.543....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-12 10:00:12
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 2017dzx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bej
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:17:01.060 (274.254417) DEC = -31:23:00.67 (-31.383519)
Discovery date: 2017-05-07 14:29:45 (JD=2457881.1039931)


Remarks: source towards Galactic Bulge brightens by 3 mags, candidate microlensing event

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-07 14:29:45
Flux: 14.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-04-24 02:19:40
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/2017dzx