Discovery certificate for object 2017irw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 15165 [ 2017TNSTR1358....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-12-01 12:16:53
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 2017irw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17dcx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:53:40.380 (103.41825) DEC = -21:04:33.67 (-21.076019)
Discovery date: 2017-11-29 18:36:00 (JD=2458087.275)


Remarks: blue transient near Galactic Plane - candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-29 18:36:00
Flux: 17.48 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-06 00:31:40
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/2017irw