Discovery certificate for object 2017jaf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 15421 [ 2017TNSTR1441....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-12-19 13:53:39
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 2017jaf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17dhw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:14:33.480 (213.6395) DEC = -31:02:13.31 (-31.037031)
Discovery date: 2017-12-16 11:24:00 (JD=2458103.975)


Remarks: 1 mag brightening in Gaia source close to GALEXASC J141433.54-310212.5, previous UV source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-12-16 11:24:00
Flux: 18 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-12 09:17:16
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/2017jaf