Discovery certificate for object 2017ecr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11561 [ 2017TNSTR.563....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-18 08:30:44
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 2017ecr
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bgc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:13:13.960 (333.308167) DEC = +39:25:41.63 (39.428231)
Discovery date: 2017-05-13 17:12:28 (JD=2457887.2169907)


Remarks: new Gaia source rises and fades by ~1 mag in ~50 days

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-13 17:12:28
Flux: 20.3 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-22 01:13:26
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/2017ecr