Discovery certificate for object 2020ixw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 69598 [ 2020TNSTR1199....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-05-02 02:40:57
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 2020ixw
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aaxxlhw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:32:22.458 (278.093575) DEC = +44:18:49.06 (44.313628)
Discovery date: 2020-04-28 10:24:07.000 (JD=2458967.9334144)

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 10:24:07.000
Flux: 20.507 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-04-28 09:51:03
Limiting flux: 20.531 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: