Discovery certificate for object 2020vkj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 84554 [ 2020TNSTR3068....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-10-09 12:50:15
Sender: Pan-STARRS1 (PS1_Bot1)
Reporting Group: Pan-STARRS1     Discovery Data Source: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, T. de Boer, J. Bulger, J. Fairlamb, M. Huber, C.-C. Lin, T. Lowe, E. Magnier, A. Schultz, R. J. Wainscoat, M. Willman (IfA, University of Hawaii), K. W. Smith, D. R. Young, O. McBrien, J. Gillanders, S. Srivastav, M. Fulton, S. J. Smartt, D. O'Neill, P. Clark, S. Sim (Queen's University Belfast), D. E. Wright (University of Minnesota) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020vkj
Discoverer internal name: PS20igi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:47:45.818 (41.9409087258) DEC = +15:02:00.30 (15.0334155344)
Discovery date: 2020-08-23 13:13:26.400 (JD=2459085.051)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-08-23 13:13:26.400
Flux: 21.67 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2020vkj