Discovery certificate for object 2020lax
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 71956 [ 2020TNSTR1550....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-05-25 18:57:09
Sender: ZTF (ALeRCE)
Reporting Group: ALeRCE     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

F. Forster, F.E. Bauer, L. Galbany, G. Pignata, E. Camacho, J. Silva-Farfan, J. Arredondo, G. Cabrera-Vives, R. Carrasco-Davis, P.A. Estevez, P. Huijse, E. Reyes, I. Reyes, P. Sanchez-Saez, C. Valenzuela, E. Castillo, D. Ruz-Mieres, D. Rodriguez-Mancini, F.E. Bauer, M. Catelan, S. Eyheramendy, M.J. Graham on behalf of the ALeRCE broker report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020lax
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20abblasn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:18:51.302 (199.7137574) DEC = +09:42:43.26 (9.7120179)
Discovery date: 2020-05-25 05:32:10.000 (JD=2458994.7306713)

Potential host galaxy: WISEA J131851.26+094243.8
Host redshift: 0.125211

Remarks: SN candidate classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20abblasn

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-05-25 05:32:10.000
Flux: 20.3342 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-05-22 07:08:58
Limiting flux: 20.5897 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2020lax