Discovery certificate for object 2016hyx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6639 [ 2016TNSTR.900....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-08 16:10:57
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 2016hyx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bsf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:45:28.770 (266.369875) DEC = -28:09:22.14 (-28.15615)
Discovery date: 2016-10-31 22:26:24 (JD=2457693.435)


Remarks: faint Gaia source towards Galactic Centre gets 2 mags brighter

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-31 22:26:24
Flux: 15.94 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-18 10:26:24
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/2016hyx