Discovery certificate for object 2016dpa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3255 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 10:37:58
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 2016dpa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16abf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:44:54.100 (71.225417) DEC = -23:41:41.90 (-23.694972)
Discovery date: 2016-01-22 07:23:31 (JD=2457409.8079977)


Remarks: candidate SN in between two possibly merging galaxies in DSS.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-22 07:23:31
Flux: 18.64 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-12-31 03:08:38
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/2016dpa