Discovery certificate for object 2017hko
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14163 [ 2017TNSTR1130....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-17 09:37:22
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 2017hko
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cqe
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:43:36.120 (145.9005) DEC = -43:38:41.06 (-43.644739)
Discovery date: 2017-10-15 17:06:43 (JD=2458042.2129977)


Remarks: declining, hostless, blue transient near Galactic Plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-15 17:06:43
Flux: 16.63 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-01 14:22:33
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/2017hko