Discovery certificate for object 2020xap
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 86218 [ 2020TNSTR3154....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-10-17 06:27:16
Sender: Mr. Malhar Kendurkar
Reporting Group: GSNST     Discovery Data Source: GSNST

M. Kendurkar, R. Chinchwadkar, C. Raguenaud, A. Chapman and F. José Calvo for GSNST Team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020xap
Discoverer internal name: GSNST-20cn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:40:30.877 (355.128654) DEC = +32:15:16.04 (32.254456)
Discovery date: 2020-10-17 06:23:34.368 (JD=2459139.76637)

Potential host galaxy: LEDA 1988223

Remarks: Visible in three epochs, low z source on the rise


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-10-17 06:23:34.368
Flux: 19.12 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-10-10 02:22:03
Limiting flux: 20 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Details of the new object can be viewed here: