Discovery certificate for object 2016duf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3418 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 11:14:35
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 2016duf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16ahx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:01:55.600 (300.481667) DEC = -14:36:14.70 (-14.604083)
Discovery date: 2016-03-12 15:59:02 (JD=2457460.1659954)


Remarks: Candidate CV: blue transient on faint smudge in DSS2, aka ASASSN-15nb

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-12 15:59:02
Flux: 16.02 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-09-29 17:42:43
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/2016duf