Discovery certificate for object 2016itc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7238 [ 2016TNSTR1014....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-12-07 16:29:45
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 2016itc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bzy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:46:25.870 (11.607792) DEC = +38:20:23.82 (38.33995)
Discovery date: 2016-12-02 04:35:02 (JD=2457724.6909954)


Remarks: candidate CV, blue transient near SDSS point source (previously seen in CSS)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-12-02 04:35:02
Flux: 17.86 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-08-28 13:53:45
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/2016itc