Discovery certificate for object 2016gkf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5380 [ 2016TNSTR.697....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-21 14:54:42
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 2016gkf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bje
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:09:02.850 (302.261875) DEC = -21:57:08.64 (-21.9524)
Discovery date: 2016-09-20 04:49:26 (JD=2457651.7009954)


Remarks: hostless blue-ish transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-20 04:49:26
Flux: 18.15 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-05-03 17:39:50
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/2016gkf