Discovery certificate for object 2017eaf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11492 [ 2017TNSTR.543....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-12 19:28:42
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 2017eaf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bep
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:24:33.310 (246.138792) DEC = -64:18:11.41 (-64.303169)
Discovery date: 2017-05-06 13:19:12 (JD=2457880.055)


Remarks: hostless, blue transient near galactic plane, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-06 13:19:12
Flux: 17.86 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-23 07:39:21
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/2017eaf