Discovery certificate for object 2017hxk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14541 [ 2017TNSTR1227....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-08 21:34:42
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 2017hxk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cuq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:10:23.150 (272.596458) DEC = -24:07:26.54 (-24.124039)
Discovery date: 2017-11-03 18:48:57 (JD=2458061.2839931)


Remarks: bright transient in Galactic plane, on/near faint blue PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-03 18:48:57
Flux: 17.47 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-25 15:18:43
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/2017hxk