Discovery certificate for object 2017ekt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11805 [ 2017TNSTR.620....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-06-02 17:29:14
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 2017ekt
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bkd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:54:54.810 (13.728375) DEC = +12:02:17.92 (12.038311)
Discovery date: 2017-05-29 05:35:31 (JD=2457902.7329977)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2MASX J00545489+1202142

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-29 05:35:31
Flux: 17.64 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-12-11 11:58:33
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/2017ekt