Discovery certificate for object 2016ftc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4903 [ 2016TNSTR.630....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-05 13:40:44
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 2016ftc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bfe
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:06:28.760 (241.619833) DEC = -65:28:53.26 (-65.481461)
Discovery date: 2016-09-04 04:30:43 (JD=2457635.6879977)


Remarks: candidate hostless SN, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-04 04:30:43
Flux: 18.01 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-30 05:02:24
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/2016ftc