Discovery certificate for object 2019afw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 29347 [ 2019TNSTR.157....1N ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-01-28 11:53:46
Sender: ZTF (ZTF_AMPEL_NEW)
Source Group: ZTF

J. Nordin, V. Brinnel, M. Giomi, J. van Santen (HU Berlin), A. Gal-Yam, O. Yaron, S. Schulze (Weizmann) on behalf of ZTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2019afw
Discoverer internal name: ZTF19aaeipfu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:31:53.047 (157.9710299) DEC = +54:40:21.82 (54.6727282)
Discovery date: 2019-01-25 11:18:08 (JD=2458508.9709259)


Remarks: Known SDSS and/or MILLIQUAS QSO/AGN. Significant noise in Gaia DR2 - variable star cannot be excluded.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-01-25 11:18:08
Flux: 19.38 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-01-25 07:58:39
Limiting flux: 20.01 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2019afw