Discovery certificate for object 2020mae
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 73289 [ 2020TNSTR1716....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-06-08 23:58:17
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

R. Shirley, I. Perez-Fournon, C. Jimenez Angel, F. Poidevin, (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 NOIRLab), S. Chakrabarti, P. Craig, and B. Alamiri (RIT) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020mae
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20abbcgja
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:27:02.022 (216.758425) DEC = +62:20:54.32 (62.348422)
Discovery date: 2020-05-22 05:45:34.000 (JD=2458991.7399769)

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-05-22 05:45:34.000
Flux: 20.704 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-05-16 07:12:12
Limiting flux: 20.64 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: