Discovery certificate for object 2017fxf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12945 [ 2017TNSTR.842....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-04 16:22:30
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 2017fxf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17byw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:27:42.650 (261.927708) DEC = -32:01:52.21 (-32.031169)
Discovery date: 2017-08-03 01:55:12 (JD=2457968.58)


Remarks: red Gaia source brightens by ~1mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-03 01:55:12
Flux: 18.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-18 12:01:26
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/2017fxf