Discovery certificate for object 2020mek
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 73473 [ 2020TNSTR1754....1N ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-06-11 05:22:32
Sender: ZTF (ZTF_AMPEL_COMPLETE)
Reporting Group: ZTF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

J. Nordin, V. Brinnel, M. Giomi, J. van Santen (HU Berlin), A. Gal-Yam, O. Yaron, S. Schulze (Weizmann) on behalf of ZTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020mek
Discoverer internal name: ZTF19aaciqsz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:29:13.352 (217.30563205) DEC = -18:05:06.46 (-18.085127433333)
Discovery date: 2020-05-18 05:59:04.704 (JD=2458987.7493634)


Remarks: Known SDSS and/or MILLIQUAS QSO/AGN. . See arXiv:1904.05922 for selection criteria..

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-05-18 05:59:04.704
Flux: 20 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-05-03 08:33:43
Limiting flux: 19.7862 ABMag
Filter: r-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/2020mek