Discovery certificate for object 2017egi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11675 [ 2017TNSTR.591....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-25 08:21:03
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 2017egi
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17biq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:42:18.250 (10.576042) DEC = +40:53:57.23 (40.899231)
Discovery date: 2017-05-23 18:48:57 (JD=2457897.2839931)


Remarks: candidate nova in galaxy M31 (Andromeda)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-23 18:48:57
Flux: 17.95 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-13 00:37:26
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/2017egi