Discovery certificate for object 2017gbb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13063 [ 2017TNSTR.869....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-15 13:49:17
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: SN 2017gbb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17car
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:53:04.810 (88.270042) DEC = -17:52:03.50 (-17.867639)
Discovery date: 2017-08-09 05:38:24 (JD=2457974.735)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy IC 438

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-09 05:38:24
Flux: 16.39 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-02 02:39:50
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/2017gbb