Discovery certificate for object 2017elk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11825 [ 2017TNSTR.622....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-06-03 09:01:12
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 2017elk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bkn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:58:37.390 (194.655792) DEC = +27:10:38.06 (27.177239)
Discovery date: 2017-05-30 09:24:28 (JD=2457903.8919907)


Remarks: candidate SN in emission line galaxy Mrk 57

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-30 09:24:28
Flux: 18.7 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-06 01:58:04
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/2017elk