Discovery certificate for object 2017ear
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11505 [ 2017TNSTR.547....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-13 14:44:48
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 2017ear
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bfa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:53:17.900 (178.324583) DEC = -67:55:52.64 (-67.931289)
Discovery date: 2017-05-09 03:33:07 (JD=2457882.6479977)


Remarks: blue transient near Galactic plane, near DSS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-09 03:33:07
Flux: 17.54 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-25 15:54:43
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/2017ear