Discovery certificate for object 2020fvc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 65920 [ 2020TNSTR.952....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-04-03 20:24:08
Sender: Pan-STARRS1 (PS1_Bot1)
Reporting Group: Pan-STARRS1     Discovery Data Source: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, T. de Boer, J. Bulger, J. Fairlamb, M. Huber, C.-C. Lin, T. Lowe, E. Magnier, A. Schultz, R. J. Wainscoat, M. Willman (IfA, University of Hawaii), K. W. Smith, D. R. Young, O. McBrien, J. Gillanders. S. Srivastav, S. J. Smartt, D. O'Neill, P. Clark, S. Sim (Queen's University Belfast), D. E. Wright (University of Minnesota) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020fvc
Discoverer internal name: PS20aqd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:03:48.945 (165.95393946) DEC = +01:23:11.06 (1.38640648394)
Discovery date: 2020-03-23 10:50:52.800 (JD=2458931.952)


Remarks: This transient was discovered with the help of citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including Akihiro Akai, Shawn Hutchinson and Piyush R. Maharana

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-03-23 10:50:52.800
Flux: 21.05 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

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