Discovery certificate for object 2016dpf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3261 [ 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 2016dpf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16abw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:33:51.400 (158.464167) DEC = +60:51:07.30 (60.852028)
Discovery date: 2016-01-30 15:28:48 (JD=2457418.145)


Remarks: outburst in known blazar

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-30 15:28:48
Flux: 15.66 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-01-25 08:31:12
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/2016dpf