Discovery certificate for object 2020ark
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 59731 [ 2020TNSTR.243....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-24 21:06:40
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 2020ark
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aahiqrs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:19:29.581 (19.8732521) DEC = +07:05:20.95 (7.08915165)
Discovery date: 2020-01-24 03:04:04.000 (JD=2458872.6278241)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J011929.58+070520.5
Host redshift: 0.135

Remarks: SN candidate classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20aahiqrs

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-24 03:04:04.000
Flux: 19.966 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-19 03:03:26
Limiting flux: 18.6131 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/2020ark