Discovery certificate for object 2017fga
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12448 [ 2017TNSTR.754....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-07-11 11:15:29
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 2017fga
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bsx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:15:25.930 (153.858042) DEC = -02:04:31.84 (-2.075511)
Discovery date: 2017-07-09 02:22:33 (JD=2457943.5989931)


Remarks: Carbon star brightens by ~1.5mag and becomes bluer

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-07-09 02:22:33
Flux: 17.92 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-06-22 22:04:48
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/2017fga