Discovery certificate for object 2016ixf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7362 [ 2016TNSTR1050....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-12-18 19:52:43
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: SN 2016ixf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16cdf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:39:44.560 (159.935667) DEC = +15:02:04.78 (15.034661)
Discovery date: 2016-12-17 00:38:52 (JD=2457739.5269907)


Remarks: candidate SN in galaxy SDSS J103944.53+150204.7

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-12-17 00:38:52
Flux: 18.14 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-11-15 14:49:55
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/2016ixf