Discovery certificate for object 2020bj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 57546 [ 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: SN 2020bj
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aabqiti
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:58:25.362 (254.6056744) DEC = +68:13:56.61 (68.23239165)
Discovery date: 2020-01-02 12:17:00.000 (JD=2458851.0118056)

Potential host galaxy: WISEA J165825.34+681357.4

Remarks: SN candidate classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-02 12:17:00.000
Flux: 17.799 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: ZTF non-detection limits not available

Details of the new object can be viewed here: