Discovery certificate for object 2017ity
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 15229 [ 2017TNSTR1377....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-12-06 15:12:30
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 2017ity
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17dej
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:28:54.710 (262.227958) DEC = +30:41:52.01 (30.697781)
Discovery date: 2017-11-13 03:40:19 (JD=2458070.6529977)


Remarks: blue transient on faint SDSS source, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-13 03:40:19
Flux: 19.15 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-04 10:07:40
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/2017ity