Discovery certificate for object 2020oqa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 76544 [ 2020TNSTR2111....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-07-12 23:08:44
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

R. Marques-Chaves (CAB), I. Perez-Fournon, C. Jimenez Angel, F. Poidevin, R. Shirley (IAC & ULL), 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 2020oqa
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20abksrwd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:16:04.695 (289.019563) DEC = +48:00:51.71 (48.014364)
Discovery date: 2020-07-09 08:15:33.000 (JD=2459039.8441319)

Remarks: Data were provided by the Zwicky Transient Facility ( and processed through the Lasair (, ALeRCE (, ANTARES (, and MARS ( brokers.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-07-09 08:15:33.000
Flux: 20.345 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-07-09 06:17:53
Limiting flux: 20.646 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: