Discovery certificate for object 2016dbu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2909 [ 2016TNSTR.480....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-21 10:13:36
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 2016dbu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16aau
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:50:10.700 (12.544583) DEC = -69:43:57.80 (-69.732722)
Discovery date: 2016-01-25 18:23:02 (JD=2457413.2659954)


Remarks: 5mag change in 400days in Carbon Star [MH95]580, but spectrum rather blue. Candidate RCrB ?

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-25 18:23:02
Flux: 15.13 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-12-18 01:40:48
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/2016dbu