Discovery certificate for object 2016hgj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6031 [ 2016TNSTR.805....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-19 15:38:32
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 2016hgj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bnu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:19:29.220 (274.87175) DEC = -31:30:40.57 (-31.511269)
Discovery date: 2016-10-15 22:22:04 (JD=2457677.4319907)


Remarks: blue transient, apparently hostless

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-15 22:22:04
Flux: 18.67 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-09-13 18:43:12
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/2016hgj