Discovery certificate for object 2016ixc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7358 [ 2016TNSTR1050....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-12-18 19:39:46
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 2016ixc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16cdb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:33:46.250 (8.442708) DEC = +46:44:45.82 (46.746061)
Discovery date: 2016-12-02 16:43:40 (JD=2457725.1969907)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-12-02 16:43:40
Flux: 18.81 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-08-28 15:31:40
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/2016ixc