Discovery certificate for object 2017fn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7830 [ 2017TNSTR..35....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-08 09:55:52
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 2017fn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aaw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:12:42.010 (48.175042) DEC = -47:29:20.40 (-47.489)
Discovery date: 2017-01-03 08:35:31 (JD=2457756.8579977)


Remarks: blue transient on faint DSS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-03 08:35:31
Flux: 18.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-12-02 03:01:26
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/2017fn