Discovery certificate for object 2016ems
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3959 [ 2016TNSTR.507....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-02 09:59:59
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 2016ems
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16axj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:37:01.900 (234.257917) DEC = -68:18:09.80 (-68.302722)
Discovery date: 2016-07-30 10:53:45 (JD=2457599.9539931)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-30 10:53:45
Flux: 18.62 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-06 06:37:26
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/2016ems