Discovery certificate for object 2017hjq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14139 [ 2017TNSTR1120....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-15 10:12:31
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 2017hjq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cpu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:48:29.900 (297.124583) DEC = +56:26:45.20 (56.445889)
Discovery date: 2017-10-13 02:29:45 (JD=2458039.6039931)


Remarks: faint red Gaia source brightens by 1.4 mags before declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-13 02:29:45
Flux: 17.95 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-13 23:16:48
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/2017hjq