Discovery certificate for object 2016gxb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5759 [ 2016TNSTR.759....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-05 14:28:06
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 2016gxb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16blk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:47:48.690 (326.952875) DEC = -31:04:50.41 (-31.080669)
Discovery date: 2016-09-24 12:20:09 (JD=2457656.0139931)


Remarks: rising blue transient, candidate SN near galaxy 2dFGRS TGS328Z261

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-24 12:20:09
Flux: 20.71 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-09-24 10:29:16
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/2016gxb