Discovery certificate for object 2020frd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 65746 [ 2020TNSTR.930....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-04-01 19:35:01
Sender: Mr. Malhar Kendurkar
Reporting Group: GSNST     Discovery Data Source: GSNST

M. Kendurkar, R. Chinchwadkar, C. Raguenaud, A. Chapman and C. Feliciano for GSNST Team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020frd
Discoverer internal name: GSNST-20ay
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:08:44.313 (167.184638) DEC = +29:13:32.13 (29.225592)
Discovery date: 2020-04-01 19:30:06.912 (JD=2458941.31258)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J11084337+2913260
Host redshift: 0.07799

Remarks: Visible in three epochs, on the rise.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-04-01 19:30:06.912
Flux: 18.86 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-03-24 02:23:07
Limiting flux: 20 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2020frd