Discovery certificate for object 2016exw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4270 [ 2016TNSTR.555....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-12 18:26:17
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 2016exw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16azs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:50:27.300 (312.61375) DEC = +31:09:59.50 (31.166528)
Discovery date: 2016-08-09 13:09:07 (JD=2457610.0479977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-09 13:09:07
Flux: 17.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-06-24 08:28:19
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/2016exw