Discovery certificate for object 2020afe
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 59082 [ 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 2020afe
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aaglvpw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:53:34.597 (133.3941543) DEC = +51:18:48.64 (51.3135116)
Discovery date: 2020-01-18 09:49:09.000 (JD=2458866.9091319)

Potential host galaxy: NGC 2681
Host redshift: 0.002308

Remarks: Early SN candidate (g-rise > 0.29+-0.07 mag/day) classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20aaglvpw

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-18 09:49:09.000
Flux: 19.9703 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-18 08:22:33
Limiting flux: 20.4999 ABMag
Filter: r-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/2020afe