Discovery certificate for object 2016gkc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5377 [ 2016TNSTR.697....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-21 14:50:43
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 2016gkc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bjb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:27:31.980 (36.88325) DEC = -43:28:38.21 (-43.477281)
Discovery date: 2016-08-27 11:09:36 (JD=2457627.965)


Remarks: declining blue transient near galaxy ESO 246- G 012

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-27 11:09:36
Flux: 18.49 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-08-27 09:23:02
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/2016gkc