Discovery certificate for object 2020abq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 58952 [ 2020TNSTR.157....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-16 23:32:11
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

I. Perez-Fournon, C. Jimenez Angel, 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 OIR Lab), S. Chakrabarti, P. Craig, and B. Alamiri (RIT) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020abq
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aafizfi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:39:49.709 (114.957121) DEC = +64:29:38.05 (64.493903)
Discovery date: 2020-01-11 03:24:00.000 (JD=2458859.6416667)

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-11 03:24:00.000
Flux: 19.351 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-08 07:50:05
Limiting flux: 16.887 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: