Discovery certificate for object 2017ikz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14933 [ 2017TNSTR1300....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-22 11:11:12
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 2017ikz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17daa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:49:02.900 (42.262083) DEC = -39:45:20.23 (-39.755619)
Discovery date: 2017-11-20 17:38:24 (JD=2458078.235)


Remarks: blue hostless transient, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-20 17:38:24
Flux: 18.45 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-02 13:46:33
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/2017ikz