Discovery certificate for object 2020apm
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 59644 [ 2020TNSTR.235....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-23 21:00:43
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

R. Marques-Chaves (CAB), I. Perez-Fournon, F. Poidevin, C. Jimenez Angel, R. Shirley (IAC & ULL), S. Geier (GRANTECAN & IAC), Y. Shu (IoA), S. Rodney, J. Roberts-Pierel (Univ. of South Carolina), A. Bolton (NSF's OIR Lab), S. Chakrabarti, P. Craig, and B. Alamiri (RIT) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2020apm
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aafwyfk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:29:50.495 (82.460396) DEC = +77:54:07.51 (77.902086)
Discovery date: 2020-01-13 02:37:39.000 (JD=2458861.6094792)


Remarks: Data were provided by the Zwicky Transient Facility (https://www.ztf.caltech.edu) and processed through the Lasair (https://lasair.roe.ac.uk), ALeRCE (https://alerce.online), ANTARES (https://antares.noao.edu), and MARS (https://mars.lco.global) brokers.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-13 02:37:39.000
Flux: 19.707 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-12 05:30:21
Limiting flux: 19.447 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin


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