Discovery certificate for object 2016efz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3770 [ 2016TNSTR.481....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-22 11:40:20
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 2016efz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16auj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:54:02.800 (238.511667) DEC = -51:08:17.80 (-51.138278)
Discovery date: 2016-07-12 23:06:43 (JD=2457582.4629977)


Remarks: candidate RCrB. 1.5 mag decline in bright star in galactic plane, also getting redder.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-12 23:06:43
Flux: 17.34 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-04-19 17:25:26
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/2016efz