Discovery certificate for object 2016dsu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3374 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 11:00:07
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 2016dsu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16afp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:25:38.800 (66.411667) DEC = -26:13:28.00 (-26.224444)
Discovery date: 2016-02-23 06:56:09 (JD=2457441.7889931)


Remarks: Blue and hostless transient (candidate CV, but GSTEC predicts SN Ia)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-23 06:56:09
Flux: 18.38 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-11-06 03:23:02
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/2016dsu