Discovery certificate for object 2017fpd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12705 [ 2017TNSTR.792....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-07-22 19:23:02
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 2017fpd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bum
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:12:50.320 (18.209667) DEC = +32:08:17.12 (32.138089)
Discovery date: 2017-07-19 05:00:57.000 (JD=2457953.7089931)


Remarks: >1 mag brightening of QSO 4C 31.03

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-07-19 05:00:57.000
Flux: 15.75 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-06-07 19:10:33
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2017fpd