Discovery certificate for object 2017gkd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13323 [ 2017TNSTR.942....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-31 14:16:26
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 2017gkd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cdx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:04:48.160 (301.200667) DEC = +23:51:27.79 (23.857719)
Discovery date: 2017-08-24 11:02:24 (JD=2457989.96)


Remarks: 2.5 mag brightening in Galactic plane source, previous events seen, candidate CV?

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-24 11:02:24
Flux: 18.12 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-20 16:59:31
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/2017gkd