Discovery certificate for object 2016hky
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6179 [ 2016TNSTR.827....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-25 16:49:53
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 2016hky
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bow
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:29:47.110 (7.446292) DEC = +53:57:56.48 (53.965689)
Discovery date: 2016-10-13 00:24:28 (JD=2457674.5169907)


Remarks: declining, blue, hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-13 00:24:28
Flux: 18.79 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-08-29 01:39:21
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/2016hky