Discovery certificate for object 2020aku
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 59437 [ 2020TNSTR.206....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-21 19:32:37
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Reporting Group: ATLAS     Discovery Data Source: ATLAS

J. Tonry, L. Denneau, A. Heinze, H. Weiland, H. Flewelling (IfA, University of Hawaii), B. Stalder (LSST), A. Rest (STScI), C. Stubbs (Harvard University), K. W. Smith, S. J. Smartt, D. R. Young, S. Srivastav, O. McBrien, D. O'Neill, P. Clark, M. Fulton, J. Gillanders, M. Dobson (Queen's University Belfast), T.-W. Chen (MPE), D. E. Wright (University of Minnesota), J. Anderson (ESO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020aku
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS20bxu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:02:32.518 (135.635491667) DEC = +74:36:53.15 (74.6147633333)
Discovery date: 2020-01-20 12:51:50 (JD=2458869.0359954)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-20 12:51:50
Flux: 19.151 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-18 12:41:45
Limiting flux: 19.02 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala


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