Discovery certificate for object 2016ecd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3654 [ 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 2016ecd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16aqv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:24:19.400 (171.080833) DEC = -45:11:41.90 (-45.194972)
Discovery date: 2016-05-25 07:32:09 (JD=2457533.8139931)


Remarks: candidate supernova in galaxy 2MFGC 08916 z=0.042

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-25 07:32:09
Flux: 19.12 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-05-04 13:20:38
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/2016ecd