Discovery certificate for object 2020aals
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 90194 [ 2020TNSTR3500....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-11-19 17:05:35
Sender: ZTF (ALeRCE)
Reporting Group: ALeRCE     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

A. Munoz-Arancibia, F. Forster, F.E. Bauer, L. Hernandez-Garcia, G. Pignata, L. Galbany, G. Pignata, E. Camacho, J. Silva-Farfan, A. Mourao, 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, 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 2020aals
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20acrtqxk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:44:30.930 (11.1288736333333) DEC = +41:38:57.00 (41.6491668666667)
Discovery date: 2020-11-15 03:21:56.002 (JD=2459168.6402315)

Potential host galaxy: M31

Remarks: Nova candidate in M31 classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20acrtqxk

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-11-15 03:21:56.002
Flux: 20.7093 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-11-13 07:52:22
Limiting flux: 20.7473 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://www.wis-tns.org/object/2020aals