Discovery certificate for object 2016eck
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3662 [ 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 2016eck
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16aqn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:22:21.700 (35.590417) DEC = -16:59:47.50 (-16.996528)
Discovery date: 2016-05-27 05:38:24 (JD=2457535.735)


Remarks: candidate supernova in galaxy 2MASX J02222177-1659417

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-27 05:38:24
Flux: 18.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-20 03:12:57
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/2016eck