Discovery certificate for object 2017lp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8021 [ 2017TNSTR..72....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-19 18:04:30
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 2017lp
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aee
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:57:03.010 (254.262542) DEC = +04:32:23.75 (4.539931)
Discovery date: 2017-01-17 23:31:12 (JD=2457771.48)


Remarks: bright blue transient near GALEXASC J165702.90+043225.6

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-17 23:31:12
Flux: 17.22 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-09-16 07:20:38
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/2017lp