Discovery certificate for object 2020mkc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 73797 [ 2020TNSTR1758....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-06-12 21:41:28
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 2020mkc
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20abepult
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:22:16.560 (230.568998) DEC = +54:37:24.33 (54.6234259)
Discovery date: 2020-06-12 05:53:36.004 (JD=2459012.7455556)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J152216.47+543722.0
Host redshift: 0.183

Remarks: SN candidate classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20abepult

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-06-12 05:53:36.004
Flux: 20.7313 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-06-09 05:12:23
Limiting flux: 20.2636 ABMag
Filter: r-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/2020mkc