Discovery certificate for object 2017ecd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11547 [ 2017TNSTR.561....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-17 13:29:06
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 2017ecd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bfu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:23:38.450 (275.910208) DEC = -46:39:42.88 (-46.661911)
Discovery date: 2017-05-12 08:47:02.000 (JD=2457885.8659954)


Remarks: repeated 3 to 4 magnitude outbursts in faint Gaia source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-12 08:47:02.000
Flux: 16.46 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-04-26 18:48:57
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/2017ecd