Discovery certificate for object 2017ecv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11565 [ 2017TNSTR.563....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-18 08:40:23
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 2017ecv
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bgg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:27:33.560 (276.889833) DEC = -50:54:38.63 (-50.910731)
Discovery date: 2017-05-14 07:04:48 (JD=2457887.795)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-14 07:04:48
Flux: 17.98 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-04-27 08:41:16
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/2017ecv