Discovery certificate for object 2016efo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3759 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 11:40:20
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 2016efo
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16aus
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:02:45.700 (240.690417) DEC = -48:26:27.30 (-48.440917)
Discovery date: 2016-07-14 11:09:36 (JD=2457583.965)


Remarks: candidate microlensing event, 0.3 mag increase in previously constant star near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-14 11:09:36
Flux: 19.13 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-07-15 04:13:26
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/2016efo