Discovery certificate for object 2017fop
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12686 [ 2017TNSTR.788....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-07-21 11:44:28
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2017fop
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17buc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:31:48.800 (37.953333) DEC = +68:14:54.46 (68.248461)
Discovery date: 2017-07-17 00:04:19.000 (JD=2457951.5029977)


Remarks: transient near extended DSS object

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-07-17 00:04:19.000
Flux: 18.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-26 18:21:36
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/2017fop