Discovery certificate for object 2020aafv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 89871 [ 2020TNSTR3481....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-11-17 19:18:06
Sender: Dr. Paul Kuin
Reporting Group: Swift     Discovery Data Source: Swift

Frank E. Marshall (GSFC); Paul Kuin (MSSL) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020aafv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:56:21.701 (149.09042) DEC = +00:17:32.24 (0.29229)
Discovery date: 2020-11-16 00:00:00.000 (JD=2459169.5)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J095621.67+001731.9


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-11-16 00:00:00.000
Flux: 18.77 VegaMag
Filter: U-Johnson
Instrument: UVOT-Imager
Telescope: UV/Optical Telescope on Swift

Remarks:

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS
Remarks: The source may be associated with SDSS J095621.67+001731.9, which has a u-mag of 22.28 (AB).

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2020aafv