Discovery certificate for object 2017fxk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12954 [ 2017TNSTR.846....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-06 09:11:15
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 2017fxk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17bzb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:42:12.690 (265.552875) DEC = -36:19:26.65 (-36.324069)
Discovery date: 2017-08-03 13:50:52 (JD=2457969.0769907)


Remarks: red Gaia source towards Galactic centre brightens by ~1mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-03 13:50:52
Flux: 19.05 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-03 06:46:04
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/2017fxk