Discovery certificate for object 2016ecw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3680 [ 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 2016ecw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16arv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:07:27.500 (331.864583) DEC = -05:31:22.20 (-5.522833)
Discovery date: 2016-06-09 09:07:12 (JD=2457548.88)


Remarks: candidate SN, near faint smudge in DSS2, Gaia spectrum resembles pre-max SNIa, z=0.04-0.06

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-06-09 09:07:12
Flux: 17.97 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-05-08 05:15:21
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/2016ecw