Discovery certificate for object 2016htj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6440 [ 2016TNSTR.875....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-03 15:31:28
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 2016htj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bra
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:13:19.840 (258.332667) DEC = -54:52:05.23 (-54.868119)
Discovery date: 2016-10-28 21:57:36 (JD=2457690.415)


Remarks: candidate SN close to faint DSS source, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia close to max

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-28 21:57:36
Flux: 17.59 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-12 23:49:55
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/2016htj