Discovery certificate for object 2017axk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9117 [ 2017TNSTR.206....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-19 10:14:07
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 2017axk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17akb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:55:35.750 (253.898958) DEC = -25:28:59.45 (-25.483181)
Discovery date: 2017-02-10 19:30:43 (JD=2457795.3129977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient close to galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-10 19:30:43
Flux: 17.89 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-26 00:01:26
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/2017axk