Discovery certificate for object 2017op
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8101 [ 2017TNSTR..98....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-24 23:48:55
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 2017op
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17afq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:57:39.680 (344.415333) DEC = +50:43:04.08 (50.7178)
Discovery date: 2017-01-22 10:10:33 (JD=2457775.9239931)


Remarks: candidate CV, hostless blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-22 10:10:33
Flux: 17.91 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-12-21 06:33:07
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/2017op