Discovery certificate for object 2016hxb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6589 [ 2016TNSTR.895....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-07 21:51:40
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 2016hxb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16brt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:58:50.310 (254.709625) DEC = -52:28:06.28 (-52.468411)
Discovery date: 2016-10-27 23:45:36 (JD=2457689.49)


Remarks: declining blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-27 23:45:36
Flux: 18.09 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-13 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/2016hxb