Discovery certificate for object 2020bhq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 60451 [ 2020TNSTR.312....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-29 02:20:01
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: AT 2020bhq
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aahczcv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:03:05.284 (105.772017) DEC = +50:53:43.15 (50.895319)
Discovery date: 2020-01-16 03:43:24.000 (JD=2458864.6551389)

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-16 03:43:24.000
Flux: 20.777 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-15 05:22:42
Limiting flux: 18.751 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: