Discovery certificate for object 2017gpk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13472 [ 2017TNSTR.972....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-09-06 05:53:35
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 2017gpk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cfo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:21:52.800 (335.47) DEC = +49:13:30.14 (49.225039)
Discovery date: 2017-09-03 21:53:16 (JD=2458000.4119907)


Remarks: blue Galactic plane transient on faint PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-09-03 21:53:16
Flux: 18.59 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-19 17:34:04
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/2017gpk