Discovery certificate for object 2020jou
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 70378 [ 2020TNSTR1301....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-05-11 13:26:38
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 2020jou
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aayvthy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:10:09.961 (197.541504) DEC = +39:03:24.65 (39.056847)
Discovery date: 2020-05-02 05:15:33.000 (JD=2458971.7191319)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J131009.89+390330.9
Host redshift: 0.139246

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-05-02 05:15:33.000
Flux: 20.61 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-04-30 05:30:19
Limiting flux: 19.627 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: