Discovery certificate for object 2016iap
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6690 [ 2016TNSTR.917....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-14 11:58:47
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 2016iap
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bsj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:49:55.640 (87.481833) DEC = +11:48:44.03 (11.812231)
Discovery date: 2016-11-03 21:41:45 (JD=2457696.4039931)


Remarks: candidate CV, blue transient close to Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-11-03 21:41:45
Flux: 18.52 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-11-03 19:56:38
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/2016iap