Discovery certificate for object 2020afh
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 59085 [ 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 2020afh
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aagnbel
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:01:40.854 (270.4202251) DEC = +57:20:17.68 (57.3382445)
Discovery date: 2020-01-18 12:51:35 (JD=2458867.0358218)

Potential host galaxy: WISEA J180140.70+572016.4

Remarks: SN candidate classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20aagnbel

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-18 12:51:35
Flux: 19.7079 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-06 13:46:13
Limiting flux: 18.9959 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/2020afh