Discovery certificate for object 2017X
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7664 [ 2017TNSTR..13....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-03 13:24:27
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: SN 2017X
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aag
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:44:50.320 (101.209667) DEC = -43:54:21.49 (-43.905969)
Discovery date: 2017-01-01 08:00:57 (JD=2457754.8339931)


Remarks: declining blue transient near DSS source, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-01 08:00:57
Flux: 17.89 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-11-25 10:10:33
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017X