Discovery certificate for object 2020bpj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 60841 [ 2020TNSTR.365....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-02-02 00:26:42
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. R report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020bpj
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aakrgsq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:31:20.622 (187.835925) DEC = +39:58:38.91 (39.977475)
Discovery date: 2020-01-29 12:42:50.000 (JD=2458878.0297454)

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-29 12:42:50.000
Flux: 21.2 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-29 11:42:38
Limiting flux: 20.507 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: