Discovery certificate for object 2016iay
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6699 [ 2016TNSTR.917....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-14 13:22:54
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 2016iay
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bss
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:57:54.380 (104.476583) DEC = +24:38:19.36 (24.638711)
Discovery date: 2016-11-06 13:37:55 (JD=2457699.0679977)


Remarks: candidate CV, blue hostless transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-11-06 13:37:55
Flux: 18.12 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-15 09:27:21
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/2016iay