Discovery certificate for object 2020cik
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 61649 [ 2020TNSTR.475....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-02-13 00:43:52
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

I. Perez-Fournon, C. Jimenez Angel, F. Poidevin, R. Shirley (IAC & ULL), R. Marques-Chaves (CAB), 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 2020cik
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aamiypi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:15:30.127 (48.875529) DEC = +39:46:06.30 (39.768417)
Discovery date: 2020-02-03 02:51:40.000 (JD=2458882.619213)

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-02-03 02:51:40.000
Flux: 20.345 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-02-01 03:46:56
Limiting flux: 20.268 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: