Discovery certificate for object 2016gcw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5177 [ 2016TNSTR.651....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-09 13:42:55
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 2016gcw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bfq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:06:07.070 (31.529458) DEC = -20:28:52.93 (-20.481369)
Discovery date: 2016-08-24 04:43:40.000 (JD=2457624.6969907)


Remarks: blue transient near galaxy 6dFGS gJ020607.1-202857

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-24 04:43:40.000
Flux: 18.06 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-08-24 02:48:28
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/2016gcw