Discovery certificate for object 2017elq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11833 [ 2017TNSTR.622....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-06-03 09:24:01
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 2017elq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bkv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:21:50.230 (5.459292) DEC = -73:59:38.22 (-73.99395)
Discovery date: 2017-05-30 07:10:33 (JD=2457903.7989931)


Remarks: blue transient with few degrees of SMC

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-30 07:10:33
Flux: 18.23 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-04-27 03:17:16
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/2017elq