Discovery certificate for object 2020bpg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 60837 [ 2020TNSTR.355....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-02-01 23:49:44
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

R. Marques-Chaves (CAB), I. Perez-Fournon, C. Jimenez Angel, F. Poidevin, R. Shirley (IAC & ULL), 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 2020bpg
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aaliqcb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:11:00.698 (152.752908) DEC = +44:46:04.41 (44.767892)
Discovery date: 2020-01-28 07:52:24.000 (JD=2458876.8280556)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J101100.82+444602.4
Host redshift: 0.10197

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-28 07:52:24.000
Flux: 20.651 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-27 10:14:18
Limiting flux: 20.505 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: