Discovery certificate for object 2020jop
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 70372 [ 2020TNSTR1304....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-05-11 13:14:03
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

F. Poidevin, I. Perez-Fournon, C. Jimenez Angel, 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 2020jop
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aayuzwz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:50:48.662 (177.702758) DEC = +22:28:15.75 (22.471042)
Discovery date: 2020-05-11 04:35:38.000 (JD=2458980.691412)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J115048.48+222819.6
Host redshift: 0.141467

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-05-11 04:35:38.000
Flux: 19.979 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-05-08 05:03:57
Limiting flux: 17.911 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: