Discovery certificate for object 2016fak
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4342 [ 2016TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-15 05:56:14
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: SN 2016fak
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bak
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:05:11.200 (1.296667) DEC = +27:37:28.70 (27.624639)
Discovery date: 2016-08-13 07:53:45 (JD=2457613.8289931)


Remarks: blue transient in uncatalogued extended faint SDSS source (galaxy group?)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-13 07:53:45
Flux: 18.51 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-04 22:17:45
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/2016fak