Discovery certificate for object 2017hix
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14119 [ 2017TNSTR1115....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-14 15:19:51
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: SN 2017hix
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cpj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:47:24.770 (236.853208) DEC = +68:47:11.26 (68.786461)
Discovery date: 2017-10-13 02:55:40 (JD=2458039.6219907)


Remarks: bright nuclear candidate SN in galaxy LEDA 2723806

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-13 02:55:40
Flux: 16.87 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-07 09:33:07
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/2017hix