Discovery certificate for object 2019afy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 29349 [ 2019TNSTR.157....1N ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-01-28 11:53:46
Reporting Group: ZTF     Discovery Data Source: 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 2019afy
Discoverer internal name: ZTF19aaflhvf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:45:47.278 (161.4469932) DEC = +05:38:50.07 (5.6472415)
Discovery date: 2019-01-28 09:05:30.000 (JD=2458511.878831)

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-01-28 09:05:30.000
Flux: 19.46 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-01-11 11:31:46
Limiting flux: 20.66 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: