Discovery certificate for object 2017kab
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16687 [ 2018TNSTR.142....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-01 10:16:59
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 2017kab
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ahk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:49:39.860 (357.416083) DEC = +32:34:33.20 (32.575889)
Discovery date: 2017-12-31 14:32:38 (JD=2458119.1059954)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy SDSS J234939.87+323434.0

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-12-31 14:32:38
Flux: 17.8 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-08 02:44:09
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/2017kab