Discovery certificate for object 2016fam
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4345 [ 2016TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-15 06:12:19
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 2016fam
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16ban
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:05:58.900 (286.495417) DEC = +20:31:05.60 (20.518222)
Discovery date: 2016-08-12 06:46:04 (JD=2457612.7819907)


Remarks: eruptive outbursts in reddish star which becomes much bluer and brighter

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-12 06:46:04
Flux: 17.38 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-04-25 09:20:09
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/2016fam