Discovery certificate for object 2017lu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8026 [ 2017TNSTR..72....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-19 21:03:55
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 2017lu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aej
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:14:12.950 (93.553958) DEC = -16:33:45.72 (-16.5627)
Discovery date: 2017-01-17 14:19:40 (JD=2457771.0969907)


Remarks: hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-17 14:19:40
Flux: 19.12 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-11-15 20:21:07
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/2017lu