Discovery certificate for object 2017jft
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 15587 [ 2017TNSTR1485....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-12-28 23:04:53
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 2017jft
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17dkj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:12:24.590 (243.102458) DEC = -64:24:09.94 (-64.402761)
Discovery date: 2017-12-23 18:07:12 (JD=2458111.255)


Remarks: Galactic plane transient rising by 2 magnitudes in 3 days

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-12-23 18:07:12
Flux: 20.9 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-23 16:20:38
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/2017jft