Discovery certificate for object 2017gex
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13177 [ 2017TNSTR.878....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-17 23:21:28
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 2017gex
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cbx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:42:50.840 (265.711833) DEC = -52:22:42.28 (-52.378411)
Discovery date: 2017-08-13 13:40:47 (JD=2457979.0699884)


Remarks: blue transient near DSS blob

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-13 13:40:47
Flux: 17.74 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-07-29 03:18:43
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/2017gex