Discovery certificate for object 2016ebx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3648 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 11:27:57
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 2016ebx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16aqc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:44:55.400 (26.230833) DEC = -21:49:10.80 (-21.819667)
Discovery date: 2016-05-23 05:35:31 (JD=2457531.7329977)


Remarks: rise in brightness of a distant galaxy, (z=0.4), blue spectrum

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-23 05:35:31
Flux: 17.84 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-11-14 10:12:00
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/2016ebx