Discovery certificate for object 2020lky
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 72450 [ 2020TNSTR1631....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-05-31 09:55:15
Sender: Pan-STARRS1 (PS1_Bot1)
Reporting Group: Pan-STARRS1     Discovery Data Source: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, T. de Boer, J. Bulger, J. Fairlamb, M. Huber, C.-C. Lin, T. Lowe, E. Magnier, A. Schultz, R. J. Wainscoat, M. Willman (IfA, University of Hawaii), K. W. Smith, D. R. Young, O. McBrien, J. Gillanders. S. Srivastav, S. J. Smartt, D. O'Neill, P. Clark, S. Sim (Queen's University Belfast), D. E. Wright (University of Minnesota) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020lky
Discoverer internal name: PS20dnt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:12:23.644 (198.098516524) DEC = -00:54:42.25 (-0.911735720547)
Discovery date: 2020-05-25 06:40:19.200 (JD=2458994.778)


Remarks: This transient was discovered with the help of citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including Andres Eloy Martinez Rojas, B L Goodwin and Michele T. Mazzucato

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-05-25 06:40:19.200
Flux: 21.47 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

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