Discovery certificate for object 2016ekj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3897 [ 2016TNSTR.494....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-28 23:05:05
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 2016ekj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16awu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:15:53.500 (258.972917) DEC = -64:55:17.50 (-64.921528)
Discovery date: 2016-07-26 12:44:38 (JD=2457596.0309954)


Remarks: candidate SN, apparently hostless, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-26 12:44:38
Flux: 18.66 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-10 18:34:33
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/2016ekj