Discovery certificate for object 2020cwh
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 62199 [ 2020TNSTR.554....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-02-19 11:39:26
Sender: Mr. John Stevenson
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

John Stevenson report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020cwh
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:20:20.000 (170.083333) DEC = +12:59:25.00 (12.990278)
Discovery date: 2020-02-18 12:00:00.000 (JD=2458898)

Remarks: Possible Supernova/nova activity in spiral arm of Messier 66 Estimated Magnitude 11


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-02-18 12:00:00.000
Flux: 11 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Photo taken with Meade 14 LX200, Atik infinity camera. Focal Reducer 0.63x. Shows object/Nova activity within spiral arm of M66. Estimated mag 11

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-02-15 12:00:00
Limiting flux: 18 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Photograph taken at this time shows no nova activity in that vicinity Photographed with Meade 14 LX200 with Atik infinity camera and 0.63x focal reducer

Details of the new object can be viewed here: