Discovery certificate for object 2017hxq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14548 [ 2017TNSTR1230....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-09 10:38:34
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 2017hxq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17cus
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:28:30.640 (247.127667) DEC = -57:14:07.30 (-57.235361)
Discovery date: 2017-11-04 12:11:31 (JD=2458062.0079977)


Remarks: blue Galactic plane transient with previous Gaia outbursts

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-04 12:11:31
Flux: 17.59 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-28 00:05:45
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/2017hxq