Discovery certificate for object 2020al
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 57514 [ 2020TNSTR..17....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-02 10:52:15
Sender: Mr. Denis Marchais
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

Denis Marchais report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020al
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:34:05.240 (143.521833) DEC = +10:06:26.60 (10.107389)
Discovery date: 2020-01-02 02:14:02.000 (JD=2458850.5930787)

Potential host galaxy: NGC2914

Remarks: Transient just besides NGC2914, likely not a SN, checked against Aladin lite: transient invisible in DSS SDSS9 and 2MASS layers, but visible in PanSTARR DR1 layers (reddish star).

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-02 02:14:02.000
Flux: 17.6 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Newton T400 f/3, photometry against Gaia DR2 g band.

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS
Remarks: Transient not visible in DSS / Aladin lite layer.

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