Discovery certificate for object 2020ixp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 69591 [ 2020TNSTR1202....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-05-02 01:43:14
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

R. Shirley, I. Perez-Fournon, C. Jimenez Angel, F. Poidevin (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 2020ixp
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aaxuril
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:55:02.229 (208.759287) DEC = -15:42:55.19 (-15.715331)
Discovery date: 2020-04-28 08:03:42.000 (JD=2458967.8359028)

Potential host galaxy: LEDA 907403
Host redshift: 0.105029

Remarks: Data were provided by the Zwicky Transient Facility ( and processed through the Lasair (, ALeRCE (, ANTARES (, and MARS ( brokers.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-04-28 08:03:42.000
Flux: 19.963 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-04-25 08:04:13
Limiting flux: 20.16 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: