Discovery certificate for object 2017fxb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12941 [ 2017TNSTR.842....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-04 16:07:30
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 2017fxb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bys
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:02:48.960 (255.704) DEC = -17:04:31.48 (-17.075411)
Discovery date: 2017-08-03 02:11:02 (JD=2457968.5909954)


Remarks: blue transient, candidate CV towards Galactic centre

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-03 02:11:02
Flux: 18.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-14 08:45:36
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/2017fxb