Discovery certificate for object 2017irz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 15168 [ 2017TNSTR1358....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-12-01 13:28:29
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 2017irz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17dda
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:06:13.890 (1.557875) DEC = -06:23:35.41 (-6.393169)
Discovery date: 2017-11-30 00:25:55 (JD=2458087.5179977)


Remarks: 1.5 mag drop in QSO B0003-066 (Bl Lac type object)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-30 00:25:55
Flux: 18.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-07-18 13:32:09
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/2017irz