Discovery certificate for object 2020jpl
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 70401 [ 2020TNSTR1305....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-05-11 14:48:34
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

R. Marques-Chaves (CAB), I. Perez-Fournon, C. Jimenez Angel, F. Poidevin, R. Shirley (IAC & ULL), 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 2020jpl
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aayxezk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:17:58.994 (199.495808) DEC = +30:12:17.80 (30.204944)
Discovery date: 2020-05-02 06:19:00.000 (JD=2458971.7631944)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J131759.00+301220.6
Host redshift: 0.179389

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 06:19:00.000
Flux: 20.317 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-05-02 05:14:53
Limiting flux: 19.97 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: