Discovery certificate for object 2017fxi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12952 [ 2017TNSTR.846....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-06 09:07:28
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 2017fxi
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17byz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:14:54.740 (258.728083) DEC = -16:44:46.57 (-16.746269)
Discovery date: 2017-08-04 02:11:02 (JD=2457969.5909954)


Remarks: hostless blue transient towards Galactic plane, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-04 02:11:02
Flux: 18.92 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-14 18:56:09
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/2017fxi