Discovery certificate for object 2016izy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7440 [ 2016TNSTR1078....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-12-23 10:12:50
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 2016izy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16ces
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:05:50.540 (181.460583) DEC = -67:57:31.64 (-67.958789)
Discovery date: 2016-12-21 01:59:31 (JD=2457743.5829977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-12-21 01:59:31
Flux: 17.17 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-12-04 03:43:12
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/2016izy