Discovery certificate for object 2017gix
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13287 [ 2017TNSTR.929....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-29 07:47:57
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 2017gix
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17ccz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:46:29.560 (101.623167) DEC = -04:37:21.14 (-4.622539)
Discovery date: 2017-08-14 07:16:19 (JD=2457979.8029977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient near Galactic plane, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-14 07:16:19
Flux: 17.79 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-06 10:42:14
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/2017gix