Discovery certificate for object 2016dcc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2918 [ 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 2016dcc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16aan
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:53:59.200 (253.496667) DEC = -03:33:40.50 (-3.56125)
Discovery date: 2016-01-21 16:40:47 (JD=2457409.1949884)


Remarks: faint (red) star brightening by >1 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-21 16:40:47
Flux: 17.59 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-10-24 05:38:24
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/2016dcc