Discovery certificate for object 2017wd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8344 [ 2017TNSTR.121....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-28 23:12:11
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 2017wd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17agl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:17:12.900 (289.30375) DEC = +39:30:05.18 (39.501439)
Discovery date: 2017-01-25 16:49:26 (JD=2457779.2009954)


Remarks: bright blue transient near galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-25 16:49:26
Flux: 17.08 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-12-31 22:46:33
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/2017wd