Discovery certificate for object 2017exc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12185 [ 2017TNSTR.686....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-06-23 16:37:32
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 2017exc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bpi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:31:05.590 (292.773292) DEC = +18:27:52.27 (18.464519)
Discovery date: 2017-06-21 16:42:14 (JD=2457926.1959954)


Remarks: red Galactic plane gaia source brightens by ~2 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-06-21 16:42:14
Flux: 18.08 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-08 01:33:36
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/2017exc