Discovery certificate for object 2017ku
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7996 [ 2017TNSTR..67....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-18 08:24:03
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2017ku
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17adr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:53:55.310 (238.480458) DEC = -02:28:25.68 (-2.4738)
Discovery date: 2017-01-16 23:48:28 (JD=2457770.4919907)


Remarks: candidate SN declining in galaxy SDSS J155355.38-022824.2

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-16 23:48:28
Flux: 18.93 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-09-11 19:22:04
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/2017ku