Discovery certificate for object 2017fvu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12906 [ 2017TNSTR.830....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-02 14:33:16
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 2017fvu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bxx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:31:58.340 (262.993083) DEC = -43:13:34.68 (-43.2263)
Discovery date: 2017-07-31 13:42:14 (JD=2457966.0709954)


Remarks: blue transient in Galactic plane, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-07-31 13:42:14
Flux: 16.39 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-20 03:02:52
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/2017fvu