Discovery certificate for object 2017hxa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14530 [ 2017TNSTR1223....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-07 10:55:21
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 2017hxa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cui
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:25:50.640 (111.461) DEC = -00:54:56.56 (-0.915711)
Discovery date: 2017-11-01 16:24:57 (JD=2458059.1839931)


Remarks: 0.7 mag brightening in BL Lac object QSO B0723-007

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-01 16:24:57
Flux: 17.17 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-03 00:25:55
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/2017hxa