Discovery certificate for object 2016faz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4365 [ 2016TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-15 17:15:20
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 2016faz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bat
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:57:17.300 (269.322083) DEC = +18:55:05.60 (18.918222)
Discovery date: 2016-08-14 08:16:47 (JD=2457614.8449884)


Remarks: hostless blue transient GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-14 08:16:47
Flux: 18.63 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-30 08:12:28
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/2016faz