Discovery certificate for object 2020ikm
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 69095 [ 2020TNSTR1161....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-04-28 12:35:46
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

I. Perez-Fournon, C. Jimenez Angel, F. Poidevin, R. Shirley (IAC & ULL), R. Marques-Chaves (CAB), S. Geier (GRANTECAN & IAC), Y. Shu (IoA), S. Rodney, J. Roberts-Pierel (Univ. of South Carolina), A. Bolton (NSF's OIR Lab), S. Chakrabarti, P. Craig, and B. Alamiri (RIT) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020ikm
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aawkmhg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:32:30.597 (218.127488) DEC = +49:53:01.43 (49.883731)
Discovery date: 2020-04-25 06:46:48.000 (JD=2458964.7825)


Remarks: The transient is 0.78 arcsec from SDSS J143230.51+495301.4 (SDSS photometric redshift = 0.147 +/- 0.052) and 1.363 arcmin from IC 1029 (SDSS spectroscopic redshift = 0.00760151 +/- 0.00001418). The transient data were provided by the Zwicky Transient Facility (https://www.ztf.caltech.edu) and processed through the Lasair (https://lasair.roe.ac.uk), ALeRCE (https://alerce.online), ANTARES (https://antares.noao.edu), and MARS (https://mars.lco.global) brokers.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-04-25 06:46:48.000
Flux: 20.672 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-04-22 09:55:09
Limiting flux: 20.146 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin


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