Discovery certificate for object 2017ecx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11567 [ 2017TNSTR.563....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-18 08:44:06
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 2017ecx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bgi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:15:39.910 (303.916292) DEC = -13:37:34.72 (-13.626311)
Discovery date: 2017-05-13 18:18:43 (JD=2457887.2629977)


Remarks: candidate SN in outskirts of galaxy MCG -02-51-004, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-13 18:18:43
Flux: 18.7 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-04-15 12:28:48
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/2017ecx