Discovery certificate for object 2017ebu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11538 [ 2017TNSTR.561....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-17 08:36:38
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2017ebu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bfp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:43:46.520 (340.943833) DEC = +51:21:17.21 (51.354781)
Discovery date: 2017-05-12 16:58:04 (JD=2457886.2069907)


Remarks: blue Galactic plane transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-12 16:58:04
Flux: 17.75 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-24 07:03:21
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/2017ebu