Discovery certificate for object 2020au
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 57531 [ 2020TNSTR..13....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-02 17:15:41
Sender: ZTF (ALeRCE)
Reporting Group: ALeRCE     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

F. Forster, F.E. Bauer, G. Pignata, 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 2020au
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aabqbvs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:39:16.139 (189.8172467) DEC = -06:30:00.57 (-6.500157)
Discovery date: 2020-01-02 11:38:21.000 (JD=2458850.9849653)

Potential host galaxy: GALEXASC J123916.23-063001.3

Remarks: SN candidate classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20aabqbvs

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-02 11:38:21.000
Flux: 19.0884 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-12-21 13:32:01
Limiting flux: 17.3357 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/2020au