Discovery certificate for object 2016ffg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4499 [ 2016TNSTR.584....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-23 09:19:57
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 2016ffg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bcg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:19:41.800 (64.924167) DEC = -38:42:46.80 (-38.713)
Discovery date: 2016-08-21 09:24:28 (JD=2457621.8919907)


Remarks: bright blue transient near faint blob in DSS

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-21 09:24:28
Flux: 15.81 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-24 11:13:55
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/2016ffg