Discovery certificate for object 2017gxf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13770 [ 2017TNSTR1040....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-09-28 14:19:15
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 2017gxf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cic
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:06:18.130 (226.575542) DEC = -74:07:55.96 (-74.132211)
Discovery date: 2017-09-13 18:51:50 (JD=2458010.2859954)


Remarks: hostless, blue transient fairly close to Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-09-13 18:51:50
Flux: 18.77 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-14 08:58:33
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/2017gxf