Discovery certificate for object 2017ecz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11569 [ 2017TNSTR.563....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-18 08:52:13
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 2017ecz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bgk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:54:58.420 (58.743417) DEC = +63:39:08.64 (63.6524)
Discovery date: 2017-05-14 04:16:19 (JD=2457887.6779977)


Remarks: > 2mag outburst in Gaia source (previous outburst in past)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-14 04:16:19
Flux: 18.02 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-13 22:16:19
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/2017ecz