Discovery certificate for object 2016dcf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2921 [ 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 2016dcf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16aai
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:20:42.200 (65.175833) DEC = -38:19:33.90 (-38.326083)
Discovery date: 2016-01-23 07:06:14 (JD=2457410.7959954)


Remarks: very blue spectrum, very faint smudge in DSS

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-23 07:06:14
Flux: 17.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-12-25 21:10:04
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/2016dcf