Discovery certificate for object 2017ka
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7976 [ 2017TNSTR..64....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-17 15:45:17
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 2017ka
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17adf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:11:10.980 (242.79575) DEC = +03:47:15.00 (3.7875)
Discovery date: 2017-01-15 23:39:50 (JD=2457769.4859954)


Remarks: 1 mag brightening in candidate QSO

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-15 23:39:50
Flux: 19.3 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-08-14 05:58:33
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/2017ka