Discovery certificate for object 2016ikx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6992 [ 2016TNSTR.948....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-23 19:01:34
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 2016ikx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bxb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:31:23.970 (307.849875) DEC = +25:27:13.72 (25.453811)
Discovery date: 2016-11-21 10:52:19 (JD=2457713.9529977)


Remarks: candidate CV, declining blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-11-21 10:52:19
Flux: 18.81 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-18 07:14:52
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/2016ikx