Discovery certificate for object 2017hwy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14528 [ 2017TNSTR1223....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-07 10:16:55
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 2017hwy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cug
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:48:31.740 (267.13225) DEC = -40:07:35.90 (-40.126639)
Discovery date: 2017-10-31 08:15:21 (JD=2458057.8439931)


Remarks: hostless, blue, Galactic plane transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-31 08:15:21
Flux: 18.98 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-22 03:05:45
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/2017hwy