Discovery certificate for object 2017hxf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14535 [ 2017TNSTR1227....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-08 15:23:47
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 2017hxf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cul
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:51:13.730 (252.807208) DEC = -50:21:49.10 (-50.363639)
Discovery date: 2017-11-02 18:15:50 (JD=2458060.2609954)


Remarks: 2 mag brightening of faint Gaia Galactic plane source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-02 18:15:50
Flux: 15.28 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-02 12:15:50
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/2017hxf