Discovery certificate for object 2016eay
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3621 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 11:26:36
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: SN 2016eay
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16apd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:02:51.700 (180.715417) DEC = +44:15:27.40 (44.257611)
Discovery date: 2016-05-16 19:09:07 (JD=2457525.2979977)


Remarks: Blue transient on top of faint galaxy SDSS J120251.71+441527.4

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-16 19:09:07
Flux: 17.35 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-04-05 03:57:36
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/2016eay