Discovery certificate for object 2020nyx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 75738 [ 2020TNSTR2039....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-07-05 10:23:00
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 2020nyx
Discoverer internal name: PS20ept
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:28:14.661 (292.061089264) DEC = -18:40:56.87 (-18.6824627277)
Discovery date: 2020-06-16 10:49:26.400 (JD=2459016.951)

Remarks: This transient was discovered with the help of citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including Thomas Zolotor, Frank Helk and Gary Allen


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-06-16 10:49:26.400
Flux: 20.31 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

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