Discovery certificate for object 2016hcu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5924 [ 2016TNSTR.789....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-12 13:44:44
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2016hcu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia16bmp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:28:05.400 (172.0225) DEC = -52:44:56.58 (-52.74905)
Discovery date: 2016-10-10 03:02:52.000 (JD=2457671.6269907)


Remarks: candidate CV, rising blue transient near faint smudge in DSS

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-10 03:02:52.000
Flux: 17.45 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-08-26 18:21:36
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2016hcu