Discovery certificate for object 2016eqj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4060 [ 2016TNSTR.526....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-06 08:38:08
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 2016eqj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16axx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:20:05.300 (185.022083) DEC = -68:02:53.90 (-68.048306)
Discovery date: 2016-08-02 04:39:21 (JD=2457602.6939931)


Remarks: blue transient near faint DSS source close to Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-02 04:39:21
Flux: 17.64 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-01 10:56:38
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/2016eqj