Discovery certificate for object 2017ect
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11563 [ 2017TNSTR.563....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-18 08:35:58
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 2017ect
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bge
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:19:04.610 (154.769208) DEC = -39:01:02.42 (-39.017339)
Discovery date: 2017-05-14 02:18:14 (JD=2457887.5959954)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy LEDA 602734

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-14 02:18:14
Flux: 17.72 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-20 08:36:57
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/2017ect