Discovery certificate for object 2020ofo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 76061 [ 2020TNSTR2068....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-07-09 13:24:18
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 2020ofo
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20abjwnqf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:00:22.460 (240.0935854) DEC = +10:23:00.11 (10.38336275)
Discovery date: 2020-07-08 05:04:55.001 (JD=2459038.7117477)

Potential host galaxy: WISEA J160022.49+102256.7
Host redshift: 0.072936

Remarks: Early SN candidate (g-rise > 0.14+-0.01 mag/day, r-rise > 0.10+-0.01 mag/day) classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20abjwnqf

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-07-08 05:04:55.001
Flux: 19.1679 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-07-05 07:35:35
Limiting flux: 19.2268 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/2020ofo