Discovery certificate for object 2016elj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3923 [ 2016TNSTR.502....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-31 08:12:56
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 2016elj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16awz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:17:49.300 (244.455417) DEC = -77:17:18.50 (-77.288472)
Discovery date: 2016-07-28 00:31:40 (JD=2457597.5219907)


Remarks: 1.3 mag flare in QSO B1610-771

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-28 00:31:40
Flux: 16.77 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-08-22 15:18:43
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/2016elj