Discovery certificate for object 2016eap
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3611 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 11:25:05
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2016eap
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16aok
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:58:15.400 (179.564167) DEC = -31:47:01.00 (-31.783611)
Discovery date: 2016-05-12 05:52:48 (JD=2457520.745)


Remarks: increase in brightness of radio source NVSS J115815-314702

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-12 05:52:48
Flux: 19.06 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-15 05:22:33
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/2016eap