Discovery certificate for object 2017gcj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13103 [ 2017TNSTR.873....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-16 22:39:19
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 2017gcj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cbq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:40:59.570 (265.248208) DEC = -61:20:50.10 (-61.34725)
Discovery date: 2017-08-12 13:30:43 (JD=2457978.0629977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-12 13:30:43
Flux: 17.54 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-07-24 15:10:04
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/2017gcj