Discovery certificate for object 2020ixs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 69594 [ 2020TNSTR1202....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-05-02 02:09:07
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 2020ixs
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aaxcsto
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:49:24.198 (237.350825) DEC = +16:27:18.02 (16.455006)
Discovery date: 2020-04-28 10:07:59.000 (JD=2458967.9222106)

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 10:07:59.000
Flux: 20.237 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-04-28 09:04:16
Limiting flux: 20.498 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: