Discovery certificate for object 2016hpu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6337 [ 2016TNSTR.850....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-30 14:01:45
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 2016hpu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bpo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:33:19.500 (278.33125) DEC = +26:52:39.14 (26.877539)
Discovery date: 2016-10-23 23:22:33 (JD=2457685.4739931)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-23 23:22:33
Flux: 18.1 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-09-24 07:23:31
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/2016hpu