Discovery certificate for object 2017fvk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12896 [ 2017TNSTR.826....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-01 16:00:33
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 2017fvk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bxs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:53:18.910 (268.328792) DEC = -50:38:10.14 (-50.63615)
Discovery date: 2017-07-30 13:33:35 (JD=2457965.0649884)


Remarks: candidate CV, second outburst in Gaia (last outburst in 2016)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-07-30 13:33:35
Flux: 17.04 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-11 19:06:14
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/2017fvk