Discovery certificate for object 2019afx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 29348 [ 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 2019afx
Discoverer internal name: ZTF19aaeqhjn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:57:41.116 (134.4213175) DEC = +18:01:54.24 (18.0317338)
Discovery date: 2019-01-26 05:40:09 (JD=2458509.7362153)


Remarks: Significant noise in Gaia DR2 - variable star cannot be excluded.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-01-26 05:40:09
Flux: 19.37 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-01-12 06:10:56
Limiting flux: 20.23 ABMag
Filter: g-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/2019afx