Discovery certificate for object 2016iks
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6985 [ 2016TNSTR.948....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-23 17:06:47
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: SN 2016iks
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bxa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:07:21.530 (346.839708) DEC = +02:54:28.22 (2.907839)
Discovery date: 2016-11-20 10:12:00 (JD=2457712.925)


Remarks: confirmed SN Ia-CSM

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-11-20 10:12:00
Flux: 17.64 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-03 09:00:00
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/2016iks