Discovery certificate for object 2017eph
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11950 [ 2017TNSTR.643....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-06-10 14:15:31
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 2017eph
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bmd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:16:55.640 (34.231833) DEC = +05:10:18.37 (5.171769)
Discovery date: 2017-06-08 17:54:14 (JD=2457913.2459954)


Remarks: 1.5 mag rise in UV source GALEXASC J021655.61+051018.2 (also a radio source)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-06-08 17:54:14
Flux: 18.78 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-09-04 10:26:24
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/2017eph