Discovery certificate for object 2016hfo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6002 [ 2016TNSTR.799....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-17 15:19:12
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 2016hfo
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bnj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:50:19.560 (252.5815) DEC = -53:48:10.12 (-53.802811)
Discovery date: 2016-10-13 15:53:16 (JD=2457675.1619907)


Remarks: old source in decline has dimmed by >2 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-13 15:53:16
Flux: 16.05 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-09-06 22:48:00
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/2016hfo