Discovery certificate for object 2020bof
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 60802 [ 2020TNSTR.355....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-02-01 00:25:35
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

R. Marques-Chaves (CAB), I. Perez-Fournon, C. Jimenez Angel, F. Poidevin, 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: AT 2020bof
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aakleuu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:31:02.737 (127.761404) DEC = +29:10:18.37 (29.171769)
Discovery date: 2020-01-28 05:35:00.000 (JD=2458876.7326389)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J083102.72+291014.5
Host redshift: 0.11964

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: 2020-01-28 05:35:00.000
Flux: 21.064 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-27 07:40:14
Limiting flux: 20.779 ABMag
Filter: g-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/2020bof