Discovery certificate for object 2017fep
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12402 [ 2017TNSTR.743....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-07-07 08:58:18
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 2017fep
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bsj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:01:55.260 (90.48025) DEC = -66:12:33.16 (-66.209211)
Discovery date: 2017-07-05 07:07:40 (JD=2457939.7969907)


Remarks: blue hostless transient (about 6 degrees from LMC)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-07-05 07:07:40
Flux: 18.48 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-04-03 09:56:09
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/2017fep