Discovery certificate for object 2015an
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3465 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 11:17:56
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: SN 2015an
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16ajd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:24:15.100 (126.062917) DEC = -18:46:28.50 (-18.774583)
Discovery date: 2016-03-22 08:28:19 (JD=2457469.8529977)


Remarks: Supernova now in decline, aka SN2015an

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-22 08:28:19
Flux: 19.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-03-06 20:16:48
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/2015an