Discovery certificate for object 2017egp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11682 [ 2017TNSTR.591....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-25 08:30:16
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 2017egp
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bix
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:03:58.400 (0.993333) DEC = +17:15:57.42 (17.26595)
Discovery date: 2017-05-24 05:29:45 (JD=2457897.7289931)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy SDSS J000358.76+171554.8

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-24 05:29:45
Flux: 18.95 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-14 11:31:12
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/2017egp