Discovery certificate for object 2017ept
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11965 [ 2017TNSTR.644....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-06-11 11:43:12
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 2017ept
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bms
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:28:20.120 (322.083833) DEC = +55:28:47.86 (55.479961)
Discovery date: 2017-06-09 22:45:07 (JD=2457914.4479977)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by 1.6 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-06-09 22:45:07
Flux: 16.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-09 00:46:04
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/2017ept