Discovery certificate for object 2016faq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4897 [ 2016TNSTR.630....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-05 11:23:19
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 2016faq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bfc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:43:55.080 (40.9795) DEC = +42:22:08.90 (42.369139)
Discovery date: 2016-09-03 13:59:31 (JD=2457635.0829977)


Remarks: red transient 2 arcsec from centre of edge-on galaxy 2MASX J02435527+4222085

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-03 13:59:31
Flux: 18.46 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-11 08:09:36
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/2016faq