Discovery certificate for object 2017gja
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13290 [ 2017TNSTR.929....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-29 08:01:08
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 2017gja
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cdc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:31:05.960 (262.774833) DEC = -50:57:28.84 (-50.958011)
Discovery date: 2017-08-14 13:42:14 (JD=2457980.0709954)


Remarks: Galactic plane source brightened by 0.7 mag, now declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-14 13:42:14
Flux: 17.77 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-07-28 21:21:36
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/2017gja