Discovery certificate for object 2017fba
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12296 [ 2017TNSTR.716....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-07-01 06:59:23
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 2017fba
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bqp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:01:30.040 (300.375167) DEC = +18:42:54.86 (18.715239)
Discovery date: 2017-06-29 04:55:12 (JD=2457933.705)


Remarks: blue transient declining near galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-06-29 04:55:12
Flux: 18.33 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-06-21 00:34:33
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/2017fba