Discovery certificate for object 2020oda
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 75920 [ 2020TNSTR2064....1A ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-07-08 08:49:31
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

C. Jimenez Angel, I. Perez-Fournon, F. Poidevin, R. Shirley (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 2020oda
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20abjqlha
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:36:55.962 (249.233175) DEC = +42:52:19.94 (42.872206)
Discovery date: 2020-07-03 05:20:48.000 (JD=2459033.7227778)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J163655.77+425219.6
Host redshift: 0.133776

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.noirlab.edu), and MARS (https://mars.lco.global) brokers.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-07-03 05:20:48.000
Flux: 19.811 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-07-02 08:56:02
Limiting flux: 19.801 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/2020oda