Discovery certificate for object 2017fxm
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12956 [ 2017TNSTR.846....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-06 09:14:03
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 2017fxm
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bzd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:33:15.500 (263.314583) DEC = -31:15:05.18 (-31.251439)
Discovery date: 2017-08-03 19:56:38 (JD=2457969.3309954)


Remarks: red Gaia source towards Galactic centre brightens by ~0.5 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-03 19:56:38
Flux: 18.47 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-18 10:16:19
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/2017fxm