Discovery certificate for object 2016its
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7256 [ 2016TNSTR1020....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-12-08 16:26:53
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 2016its
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16can
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:26:11.440 (246.547667) DEC = +80:37:28.52 (80.624589)
Discovery date: 2016-12-04 23:29:45 (JD=2457727.4789931)


Remarks: candidate SN near GALEXASC J162611.41+803733 GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-12-04 23:29:45
Flux: 17.09 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-29 18:12:57
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/2016its