Discovery certificate for object 2016ica
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6730 [ 2016TNSTR.920....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-15 11:55:02
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 2016ica
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16btx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:27:07.880 (111.782833) DEC = +09:03:29.45 (9.058181)
Discovery date: 2016-11-11 07:46:33 (JD=2457703.8239931)


Remarks: source brightened by 2 mags over 2 years and got bluer

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-11-11 07:46:33
Flux: 16.58 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-03-01 07:40:48
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/2016ica