Discovery certificate for object 2016hex
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5981 [ 2016TNSTR.795....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-14 09:52:41
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: AT 2016hex
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bne
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:06:47.980 (241.699917) DEC = -61:49:05.84 (-61.818289)
Discovery date: 2016-10-11 23:29:45 (JD=2457673.4789931)


Remarks: 17th magnitude blue transient on faint smudge in DSS

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-11 23:29:45
Flux: 16.98 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-09-04 16:42:14
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/2016hex