Discovery certificate for object 2020cto
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 62073 [ 2020TNSTR.531....1N ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-02-17 04:23:10
Reporting Group: ZTF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

J. Nordin, V. Brinnel, M. Giomi, J. van Santen (HU Berlin), A. Gal-Yam, O. Yaron, S. Schulze (Weizmann) on behalf of ZTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020cto
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aaoflta
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:25:04.239 (81.26766185) DEC = +72:34:26.93 (72.5741466)
Discovery date: 2020-02-14 04:11:16.000 (JD=2458893.6745023)

Remarks: See arXiv:1904.05922 for selection criteria.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-02-14 04:11:16.000
Flux: 19.85 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-02-03 03:45:51
Limiting flux: 19.9759 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: