Discovery certificate for object 2016hqa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6345 [ 2016TNSTR.850....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-30 22:11:29
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 2016hqa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bpt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:14:15.740 (243.565583) DEC = -52:28:54.19 (-52.481719)
Discovery date: 2016-10-25 09:54:43 (JD=2457686.9129977)


Remarks: second 3mag outburst in faint Gaia source in the Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-25 09:54:43
Flux: 17.28 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-08-01 07:03:21
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/2016hqa