Discovery certificate for object 2016gko
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5390 [ 2016TNSTR.701....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-22 10:35:58
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: SN 2016gko
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bji
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:20:57.550 (260.239792) DEC = +24:54:35.28 (24.9098)
Discovery date: 2016-09-20 23:47:02 (JD=2457652.4909954)


Remarks: candidate SN near centre of galaxy SDSS J172057.55+245435.5, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia close to max

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-20 23:47:02
Flux: 18.1 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-08-16 20:12:28
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/2016gko