Discovery certificate for object 2017hkn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14162 [ 2017TNSTR1130....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-17 09:36:04
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 2017hkn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cqd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:35:35.550 (338.898125) DEC = -15:12:37.01 (-15.210281)
Discovery date: 2017-10-12 19:13:26 (JD=2458039.3009954)


Remarks: candidate SN in emission line galaxy MCG-03-57-024, rising

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-12 19:13:26
Flux: 18.71 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-07-10 19:39:21
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/2017hkn