Discovery certificate for object 2017cuc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 10538 [ 2017TNSTR.396....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-04-04 09:16:08
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 2017cuc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17axj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:33:34.780 (308.394917) DEC = +45:23:09.02 (45.385839)
Discovery date: 2017-04-02 13:20:38 (JD=2457846.0559954)


Remarks: hostless transient near the bulge, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-04-02 13:20:38
Flux: 18.26 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-03-07 05:32:38
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/2017cuc