Discovery certificate for object 2016ecf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3656 [ 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 2016ecf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16aqt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:39:46.800 (39.945) DEC = -20:23:09.30 (-20.385917)
Discovery date: 2016-05-27 17:44:09 (JD=2457536.2389931)


Remarks: candidate supernova near UV source GALEXASC J023946.81-202309.0

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-27 17:44:09
Flux: 17.71 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-20 09:07:12
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/2016ecf