Discovery certificate for object 2020bpl
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 60843 [ 2020TNSTR.366....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-02-02 00:37:16
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 2020bpl
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aakdozt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:45:28.951 (11.370629) DEC = +42:27:20.80 (42.455778)
Discovery date: 2020-01-29 02:57:51.000 (JD=2458877.6235069)

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 02:57:51.000
Flux: 20.08 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-01-26 03:50:49
Limiting flux: 19.834 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: