Discovery certificate for object 2016gcy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5179 [ 2016TNSTR.651....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-09 13:48:30
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 2016gcy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bfs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:38:37.440 (354.656) DEC = -61:12:31.36 (-61.208711)
Discovery date: 2016-09-06 15:54:43 (JD=2457638.1629977)


Remarks: candidate SN near smudge in DSS GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-06 15:54:43
Flux: 18.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-16 10:04:48
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/2016gcy