Discovery certificate for object 2017hxp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14547 [ 2017TNSTR1230....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-09 07:56:44
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 2017hxp
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cur
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:20:54.350 (305.226458) DEC = +25:08:15.90 (25.13775)
Discovery date: 2017-11-01 15:37:26 (JD=2458059.1509954)


Remarks: 2mag jump and slow decline on a Galactic plane star, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-01 15:37:26
Flux: 18.54 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-23 05:05:16
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/2017hxp