Discovery certificate for object 2016dth
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3391 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 11:13:05
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 2016dth
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16agw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:21:29.800 (200.374167) DEC = -31:41:09.70 (-31.686028)
Discovery date: 2016-02-29 07:03:21 (JD=2457447.7939931)


Remarks: >2 mag decline in blazar candidate, strongly variable in CRTS, ASAS

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-29 07:03:21
Flux: 18.81 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-07-27 16:10:33
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/2016dth