Discovery certificate for object 2016gkd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5378 [ 2016TNSTR.697....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-21 14:52:05
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: SN 2016gkd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bjc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:21:22.270 (35.342792) DEC = -42:20:39.41 (-42.344281)
Discovery date: 2016-09-18 23:18:14 (JD=2457650.4709954)


Remarks: transient near galaxy LCRS B021923.3-423418

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-18 23:18:14
Flux: 18.95 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-08-27 16:58:04
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/2016gkd