Discovery certificate for object 2017ecf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11549 [ 2017TNSTR.561....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-17 15:51:17
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 2017ecf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bfw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:10:49.180 (347.704917) DEC = +54:35:45.31 (54.595919)
Discovery date: 2017-05-12 22:52:19 (JD=2457886.4529977)


Remarks: hostless transient near galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-12 22:52:19
Flux: 18.93 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-23 12:57:36
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/2017ecf