Discovery certificate for object 2017edg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11578 [ 2017TNSTR.563....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-18 09:48:00
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 2017edg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bgt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:23:10.770 (305.794875) DEC = -24:01:58.19 (-24.032831)
Discovery date: 2017-04-17 08:23:59 (JD=2457860.8499884)


Remarks: declining blue transient on faint blue DSS source (GALEXASC J202310.77-240200.1)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-04-17 08:23:59
Flux: 17.75 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-24 14:25:26
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/2017edg