Discovery certificate for object 2017fws
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12932 [ 2017TNSTR.842....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-04 10:44:48
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 2017fws
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17byj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:29:29.570 (82.373208) DEC = +37:05:24.50 (37.090139)
Discovery date: 2017-08-02 04:37:55 (JD=2457967.6929977)


Remarks: >1 mag increase in historically variable Gaia source. GS-TEC predicts galaxy/AGN

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-02 04:37:55
Flux: 16.72 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-16 21:05:45
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/2017fws