Discovery certificate for object 2016fao
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4348 [ 2016TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-15 11:51:22
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 2016fao
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bao
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:50:54.500 (297.727083) DEC = +23:33:18.50 (23.555139)
Discovery date: 2016-08-10 02:41:16 (JD=2457610.6119907)


Remarks: red star showed a 1.6 mag, 1 day duration dip in brightness

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-10 02:41:16
Flux: 19.52 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-06-04 14:24:00
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/2016fao