Discovery certificate for object 2016fbj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4376 [ 2016TNSTR.567....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-16 11:04:34
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2016fbj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bax
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:17:20.600 (19.335833) DEC = +17:39:32.70 (17.659083)
Discovery date: 2016-08-14 20:13:55 (JD=2457615.3429977)


Remarks: blue hostless transient, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-14 20:13:55
Flux: 18.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-09 16:23:31
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/2016fbj