Discovery certificate for object 2020lrk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 72779 [ 2020TNSTR1682....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-06-04 14:00:27
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 NOIRLab), S. Chakrabarti, P. Craig, and B. Alamiri (RIT) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020lrk
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20abcnpko
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:10:59.316 (257.74715) DEC = +18:48:29.38 (18.808161)
Discovery date: 2020-05-23 08:07:56.000 (JD=2458992.8388426)


Remarks: Data were provided by the Zwicky Transient Facility (https://www.ztf.caltech.edu) and processed through the Lasair (https://lasair.roe.ac.uk), ALeRCE (https://alerce.online), ANTARES (https://antares.noao.edu), and MARS (https://mars.lco.global) brokers.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-05-23 08:07:56.000
Flux: 21.209 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-05-22 07:37:36
Limiting flux: 20.776 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin


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