Discovery certificate for object 2016fax
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4363 [ 2016TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-15 17:12:56
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 2016fax
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bas
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:28:27.300 (202.11375) DEC = -18:57:57.90 (-18.966083)
Discovery date: 2016-08-13 23:06:43 (JD=2457614.4629977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-13 23:06:43
Flux: 17.79 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-10 07:33:36
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/2016fax