Discovery certificate for object 2020vqq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 84808 [ 2020TNSTR3075....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-10-10 23:58:46
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Reporting Group: ATLAS     Discovery Data Source: ATLAS

J. Tonry, L. Denneau, A. Heinze, H. Weiland (IfA, University of Hawaii), B. Stalder (LSST), A. Rest (STScI), C. Stubbs (Harvard University), K. W. Smith, S. J. Smartt, D. R. Young, S. Srivastav, O. McBrien, D. O'Neill, P. Clark, M. Fulton, J. Gillanders, M. Dobson (Queen's University Belfast), T.-W. Chen (MPE), D. E. Wright (University of Minnesota), J. Anderson (ESO), A. Townsend (University of Manchester) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020vqq
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS20bdcx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:12:38.491 (273.16038) DEC = +46:27:01.80 (46.4505)
Discovery date: 2020-10-10 06:08:38.400 (JD=2459132.756)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-10-10 06:08:38.400
Flux: 19.48 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-10-08 07:03:22
Limiting flux: 19.62 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

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