Discovery certificate for object 2020ank
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 59581 [ 2020TNSTR.234....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-23 16:48:09
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

F. Poidevin, I. Perez-Fournon, C. Jimenez Angel, 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: SN 2020ank
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aahbfmf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:16:14.661 (124.061087) DEC = +04:19:26.95 (4.324153)
Discovery date: 2020-01-19 09:15:13.000 (JD=2458867.8855671)

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-19 09:15:13.000
Flux: 20.909 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-19 08:09:24
Limiting flux: 20.404 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: