Discovery certificate for object 2017fj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7826 [ 2017TNSTR..35....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-08 09:42:13
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 2017fj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aas
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:40:11.930 (250.049708) DEC = +49:00:09.86 (49.002739)
Discovery date: 2017-01-02 17:18:14 (JD=2457756.2209954)


Remarks: candidate SN in galaxy SDSS J164012.07+490010.4, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia at t=5

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-02 17:18:14
Flux: 17.96 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-11-28 23:36:57
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/2017fj