Discovery certificate for object 2017chp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 10165 [ 2017TNSTR.329....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-20 07:53:36
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 2017chp
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17asc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:20:51.240 (305.2135) DEC = +22:10:20.53 (22.172369)
Discovery date: 2017-03-15 11:51:21 (JD=2457827.9939931)


Remarks: bright blue hostless transient near galactic plane, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-15 11:51:21
Flux: 15.41 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-12 00:18:43
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/2017chp