Discovery certificate for object 2017gif
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13267 [ 2017TNSTR.925....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-28 08:00:06
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 2017gif
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17ccs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:04:12.570 (256.052375) DEC = -29:21:57.24 (-29.3659)
Discovery date: 2017-08-20 09:47:31 (JD=2457985.9079977)


Remarks: transient near fuzzy DSS blob, candidate SN

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-20 09:47:31
Flux: 18.57 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-01 15:44:38
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/2017gif