Discovery certificate for object 2020afd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 59081 [ 2020TNSTR.170....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-18 15:47:22
Sender: ZTF (ALeRCE)
Reporting Group: ALeRCE     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

F. Forster, G. Pignata, F.E. Bauer, J. Arredondo, G. Cabrera-Vives, R. Carrasco-Davis, P.A. Estevez, P. Huijse, E. Reyes, I. Reyes, P. Sanchez-Saez, C. Valenzuela, E. Castillo, D. Ruz-Mieres, D. Rodriguez-Mancini, F.E. Bauer, M. Catelan, S. Eyheramendy, M.J. Graham on behalf of the ALeRCE broker report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020afd
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aagfqvn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:09:24.320 (152.3513345) DEC = +30:35:09.61 (30.5860041)
Discovery date: 2020-01-18 09:30:32.000 (JD=2458866.8962037)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J100924.33+303510.1
Host redshift: 0.901

Remarks: SN candidate classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20aagfqvn

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-18 09:30:32.000
Flux: 20.2681 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-14 10:09:59
Limiting flux: 19.2035 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2020afd