Discovery certificate for object 2016ecu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3678 [ 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 2016ecu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16arx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:41:07.800 (130.2825) DEC = -22:22:17.80 (-22.371611)
Discovery date: 2016-06-04 05:28:19 (JD=2457543.7279977)


Remarks: candidate supernovae at edge of galaxy 2MASX J08410812-2222254

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-06-04 05:28:19
Flux: 17.89 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-03-19 14:21:07
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/2016ecu