Discovery certificate for object 2016iky
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6993 [ 2016TNSTR.948....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-23 19:07:46
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 2016iky
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bxc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:12:40.030 (303.166792) DEC = +25:10:26.47 (25.174019)
Discovery date: 2016-11-20 22:55:12 (JD=2457713.455)


Remarks: candidate CV, hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-11-20 22:55:12
Flux: 17.93 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-19 01:12:00
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/2016iky