Discovery certificate for object 2017erk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12016 [ 2017TNSTR.650....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-06-13 07:30:17
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 2017erk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bnf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:22:14.720 (320.561333) DEC = +49:05:38.80 (49.094111)
Discovery date: 2017-06-11 16:47:59 (JD=2457916.1999884)


Remarks: erratic red variable star in Galactic plane brightens by 1.5 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-06-11 16:47:59
Flux: 16.9 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-23 06:11:31
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/2017erk