Discovery certificate for object 2017gbd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13066 [ 2017TNSTR.869....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-15 13:53:33
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 2017gbd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cau
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:15:53.520 (273.973) DEC = -49:12:55.22 (-49.215339)
Discovery date: 2017-08-09 15:28:48 (JD=2457975.145)


Remarks: blue Gaia source brightens by ~ 2mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-09 15:28:48
Flux: 18.22 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-03 19:37:55
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/2017gbd