Discovery certificate for object 2016hxc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6590 [ 2016TNSTR.895....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-07 21:53:35
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2016hxc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bru
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:06:33.290 (301.638708) DEC = -79:21:59.29 (-79.366469)
Discovery date: 2016-10-30 21:36:00.000 (JD=2457692.4)


Remarks: candidate SN near faint smudge in DSS, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia at t=-3

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-30 21:36:00.000
Flux: 17.77 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-06 03:54:43
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/2016hxc