Discovery certificate for object 2017fca
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12324 [ 2017TNSTR.730....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-07-03 06:54:35
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: SN 2017fca
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17brd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:15:08.250 (303.784375) DEC = +20:40:31.19 (20.675331)
Discovery date: 2017-07-01 00:43:12 (JD=2457935.53)


Remarks: >1 mag brightening of Gaia source near Galactic plane near DSS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-07-01 00:43:12
Flux: 19.21 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-04-08 05:58:33
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/2017fca