Discovery certificate for object 2017epj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11952 [ 2017TNSTR.643....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-06-10 19:44:36
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 2017epj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bmf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:41:05.430 (10.272625) DEC = +40:30:46.69 (40.512969)
Discovery date: 2017-06-08 05:13:55 (JD=2457912.7179977)


Remarks: candidate nova in outskirts of M31

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-06-08 05:13:55
Flux: 17.4 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-24 05:03:50
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/2017epj