Discovery certificate for object 2017it
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7934 [ 2017TNSTR..55....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-13 09:39:57
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: SN 2017it
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aci
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:10:37.140 (92.65475) DEC = -34:08:27.74 (-34.141039)
Discovery date: 2017-01-05 20:06:43 (JD=2457759.3379977)


Remarks: transient near faint smudge in DSS

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-05 20:06:43
Flux: 18.97 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-11-22 10:16:19
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/2017it