Discovery certificate for object 2016esk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4115 [ 2016TNSTR.531....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-07 19:41:51
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 2016esk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16ayc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:45:10.100 (251.292083) DEC = -34:53:59.20 (-34.899778)
Discovery date: 2016-08-03 05:32:38 (JD=2457603.7309954)


Remarks: bright and rising hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-03 05:32:38
Flux: 16.33 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-22 01:14:52
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/2016esk