Discovery certificate for object 2020cqd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 61937 [ 2020TNSTR.502....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-02-15 16:36:07
Sender: ZTF (ALeRCE)
Reporting Group: ALeRCE     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

F. Forster, G. Pignata, F.E. Bauer, 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 2020cqd
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aanrdwd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:56:11.167 (134.0465286) DEC = +03:27:01.02 (3.45028466666667)
Discovery date: 2020-02-15 06:03:45.000 (JD=2458894.7526042)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J085611.01+032700.3
Host redshift: 0.212

Remarks: SN candidate classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20aanrdwd

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-02-15 06:03:45.000
Flux: 20.5382 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-02-15 04:36:26
Limiting flux: 20.55 ABMag
Filter: g-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/2020cqd