Discovery certificate for object 2020ecq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 63659 [ 2020TNSTR.718....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-03-05 17:48:55
Sender: ZTF (ALeRCE)
Reporting Group: ALeRCE     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

F. Forster, F.E. Bauer, G. Pignata, 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 2020ecq
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aaskbht
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:33:01.352 (38.2556338) DEC = +21:19:44.06 (21.3289051)
Discovery date: 2020-03-05 03:07:37.004 (JD=2458913.6302894)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J023301.36+211945.0
Host redshift: 0.046

Remarks: Early SN candidate (g-rise > 0.07+-0.02 mag/day) classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20aaskbht

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-03-05 03:07:37.004
Flux: 19.1873 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-02-26 03:09:08
Limiting flux: 19.4611 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/2020ecq