Discovery certificate for object 2017gij
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13271 [ 2017TNSTR.925....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-28 08:10:15
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 2017gij
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17ccu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:07:38.990 (181.912458) DEC = -53:15:11.92 (-53.253311)
Discovery date: 2017-08-20 02:44:09 (JD=2457985.6139931)


Remarks: blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-20 02:44:09
Flux: 18.75 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-07-14 15:27:21
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/2017gij