Discovery certificate for object 2017gxs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13784 [ 2017TNSTR1040....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-09-28 15:29:52
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 2017gxs
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cip
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:28:22.440 (232.0935) DEC = -37:02:24.07 (-37.040019)
Discovery date: 2017-09-16 13:27:50 (JD=2458013.0609954)


Remarks: hostless, blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-09-16 13:27:50
Flux: 16.61 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-22 03:25:55
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/2017gxs