Discovery certificate for object 2020bqp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 60903 [ 2020TNSTR.359....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-02-02 19:06:17
Sender: ZTF (ALeRCE)
Reporting Group: ALeRCE     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

G. Pignata, F.E. Bauer, F. Forster, 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 2020bqp
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aalkfec
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:31:53.787 (352.974113) DEC = +21:06:19.98 (21.1055497)
Discovery date: 2020-02-02 02:59:37.000 (JD=2458881.6247338)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J233153.72+210619.7
Host redshift: 0.075

Remarks: SN candidate classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20aalkfec

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-02-02 02:59:37.000
Flux: 19.6736 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-30 03:23:18
Limiting flux: 18.5892 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/2020bqp