Discovery certificate for object 2020chv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 61631 [ 2020TNSTR.460....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-02-12 14:38:27
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: SN 2020chv
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aamlmec
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:46:27.782 (116.615758) DEC = +01:57:34.75 (1.959653)
Discovery date: 2020-02-09 06:05:32.000 (JD=2458888.7538426)

Potential host galaxy: CGCG 002-012 NED02
Host redshift: 0.034424

Remarks: Data were provided by the Zwicky Transient Facility ( and processed through the Lasair (, ALeRCE (, ANTARES (, and MARS ( brokers.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-02-09 06:05:32.000
Flux: 18.698 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-02-04 05:32:36
Limiting flux: 19.362 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: