Discovery certificate for object 2017hkc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14151 [ 2017TNSTR1124....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-16 08:38:06
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 2017hkc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cpx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:05:56.840 (151.486833) DEC = -12:48:32.65 (-12.809069)
Discovery date: 2017-10-14 12:18:43 (JD=2458041.0129977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-14 12:18:43
Flux: 18.81 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-07-08 20:12:28
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/2017hkc