Discovery certificate for object 2016ixa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7356 [ 2016TNSTR1048....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-12-17 18:25:44
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 2016ixa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16cda
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:43:11.110 (10.796292) DEC = +41:13:56.93 (41.232481)
Discovery date: 2016-12-15 22:42:14 (JD=2457738.4459954)


Remarks: new source in M31, candidate nova Nova M31 2016-12b?

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-12-15 22:42:14
Flux: 18.46 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-12-02 12:23:02
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/2016ixa