Discovery certificate for object 2020ro
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 58463 [ 2020TNSTR..94....1A ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-10 18:37:44
Sender: Dr. Ismael Perez-Fournon
Reporting Group: SGLF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

C. Jimenez Angel, I. Perez-Fournon, F. Poidevin, 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 2020ro
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20aabqhjs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:54:42.205 (208.675854) DEC = +05:28:56.44 (5.482344)
Discovery date: 2020-01-02 12:05:55.000 (JD=2458851.0041088)

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-01-02 12:05:55.000
Flux: 18.945 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-12-18 13:07:41
Limiting flux: 19.4 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: