Discovery certificate for object 2017ii
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7922 [ 2017TNSTR..51....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-12 12:55:29
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2017ii
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17abw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:07:33.400 (31.889167) DEC = -24:02:02.08 (-24.033911)
Discovery date: 2017-01-08 02:58:33 (JD=2457761.6239931)


Remarks: >1 mag brightening in Gaia source coincident with radio source PKS J0207-2402

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-08 02:58:33
Flux: 18.16 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-12-03 15:31:40
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/2017ii