Discovery certificate for object 2017pg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8120 [ 2017TNSTR.109....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-26 08:36:50
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 2017pg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17agd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:16:51.310 (79.213792) DEC = +07:25:42.17 (7.428381)
Discovery date: 2017-01-23 16:37:55 (JD=2457777.1929977)


Remarks: >1.5 mag increase in red star

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-23 16:37:55
Flux: 16.47 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-23 14:52:48
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/2017pg