Discovery certificate for object 2017gpt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13481 [ 2017TNSTR.972....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-09-06 21:45:47
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 2017gpt
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cfu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:43:49.050 (100.954375) DEC = -17:11:48.30 (-17.19675)
Discovery date: 2017-08-26 17:48:28 (JD=2457992.2419907)


Remarks: Gaia source near Galactic Plane brightens by ~1.2 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-26 17:48:28
Flux: 17.55 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-09-23 02:29:45
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/2017gpt