Discovery certificate for object 2020gcd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 66276 [ 2020TNSTR.990....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-04-07 17:36:40
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 2020gcd
Discoverer internal name: GSNST-20bd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:23:25.877 (185.857821) DEC = +46:07:57.20 (46.132556)
Discovery date: 2020-04-06 17:31:12.864 (JD=2458946.23001)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J12232525+4607499
Host redshift: 0.03868

Remarks: Visible in several epochs, on the rise. Confirmed via follow up observations.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-04-06 17:31:12.864
Flux: 17.86 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-03-05 22:37:09
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/2020gcd