Discovery certificate for object 2016fap
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4350 [ 2016TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-15 13:02:17
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 2016fap
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bap
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:19:19.500 (49.83125) DEC = +14:33:32.80 (14.559111)
Discovery date: 2016-08-11 20:34:04 (JD=2457612.3569907)


Remarks: blue transient on DSS2 smudge

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-11 20:34:04
Flux: 18.74 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-17 04:20:38
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/2016fap