Discovery certificate for object 2020xam
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 86212 [ 2020TNSTR3158....1N ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-10-17 03:44:52
Sender: ZTF (ZTF_AMPEL_COMPLETE)
Reporting Group: ZTF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

J. Nordin, V. Brinnel, M. Giomi, J. van Santen (HU Berlin), A. Gal-Yam, O. Yaron, S. Schulze (Weizmann) on behalf of ZTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020xam
Discoverer internal name: ZTF18aarqtjv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:31:34.535 (277.89389423333) DEC = +41:16:05.05 (41.2680703)
Discovery date: 2020-10-15 03:48:55.872 (JD=2459137.6589815)


Remarks: Known SDSS and/or MILLIQUAS QSO/AGN. . See arXiv:1904.05922 for selection criteria..

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-10-15 03:48:55.872
Flux: 19.29 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-10-15 02:42:16
Limiting flux: 20.6475 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin


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