Discovery certificate for object 2016ect
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3677 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 11:36:04
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 2016ect
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16arw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:18:53.000 (319.720833) DEC = -07:32:27.70 (-7.541028)
Discovery date: 2016-06-11 21:01:26 (JD=2457551.3759954)


Remarks: flare in a Seyfert 1 galaxy/Radio Source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-06-11 21:01:26
Flux: 18.21 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-06-16 15:51:50
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/2016ect