Discovery certificate for object 2017gqa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13499 [ 2017TNSTR.976....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-09-07 10:11:30
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 2017gqa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cgh
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:24:44.540 (186.185583) DEC = -37:18:45.43 (-37.312619)
Discovery date: 2017-09-05 07:09:07 (JD=2458001.7979977)


Remarks: candidate SN near centre of galaxy 6dFGS gJ122444.6-371847

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-09-05 07:09:07
Flux: 17.49 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-25 02:49:55
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/2017gqa