Discovery certificate for object 2017ir
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7932 [ 2017TNSTR..55....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-13 00:46:10
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 2017ir
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17acg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:44:46.540 (71.193917) DEC = -29:28:31.15 (-29.475319)
Discovery date: 2017-01-08 10:13:26.000 (JD=2457761.9259954)


Remarks: blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-08 10:13:26.000
Flux: 18.96 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-11-21 04:35:02
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/2017ir