Discovery certificate for object 2020xak
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 86210 [ 2020TNSTR3155....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-10-17 00:00:48
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 2020xak
Discoverer internal name: PS20jrh
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:59:36.026 (359.900110363) DEC = -17:48:53.58 (-17.8148837593)
Discovery date: 2020-09-06 10:52:19.200 (JD=2459098.953)


Remarks: This transient was discovered with the help of citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including ARKA GHOSH, Virgilio Gonano and Lily Lau W.W.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-09-06 10:52:19.200
Flux: 21.31 ABMag
Filter: i-Sloan
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/2020xak