Discovery certificate for object 2016haf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5844 [ 2016TNSTR.776....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-09 20:17:41
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 2016haf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16blx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:45:51.800 (296.465833) DEC = -73:55:49.19 (-73.930331)
Discovery date: 2016-10-06 21:51:50 (JD=2457668.4109954)


Remarks: blue transient about 5 arcsecs from faint blue source in DSS

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-06 21:51:50
Flux: 18.79 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-09-05 06:05:45
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/2016haf