Discovery certificate for object 2017gad
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13037 [ 2017TNSTR.859....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-10 10:07:26
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2017gad
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17caa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:16:03.290 (274.013708) DEC = -45:54:03.02 (-45.900839)
Discovery date: 2017-08-05 07:42:14 (JD=2457970.8209954)


Remarks: declining blue transient near Galactic plane, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-05 07:42:14
Flux: 17.93 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-11 18:59:02
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/2017gad