Discovery certificate for object 2016ecx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3682 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 11:36:04
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2016ecx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16art
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:31:36.800 (307.903333) DEC = +08:48:30.20 (8.808389)
Discovery date: 2016-06-08 08:39:50.000 (JD=2457547.8609954)


Remarks: candidate CV, bright blue transient with no apparent source in SDSS

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-06-08 08:39:50.000
Flux: 14.97 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-05-01 05:11:02
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/2016ecx