Discovery certificate for object 2017ifm
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14770 [ 2017TNSTR1264....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-16 11:00:10
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 2017ifm
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cxw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:32:01.160 (278.004833) DEC = -18:56:50.24 (-18.947289)
Discovery date: 2017-11-13 19:00:28 (JD=2458071.2919907)


Remarks: blue transient declining near faint blue extended PanSTARRS source in Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-13 19:00:28
Flux: 18.94 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-02 18:56:09
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/2017ifm