Discovery certificate for object 2017epf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11948 [ 2017TNSTR.643....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-06-10 14:10:19
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 2017epf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bmb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:55:25.120 (178.854667) DEC = -47:50:52.76 (-47.847989)
Discovery date: 2017-06-08 20:12:28 (JD=2457913.3419907)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-06-08 20:12:28
Flux: 18.63 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-17 09:53:16
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/2017epf