Discovery certificate for object 2020xay
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 86233 [ 2020TNSTR3158....1N ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-10-17 11:44:50
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 2020xay
Discoverer internal name: ZTF18accnnrb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:06:25.303 (121.60542846667) DEC = +16:04:46.30 (16.079528366667)
Discovery date: 2020-10-15 10:56:14.208 (JD=2459137.9557176)

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-10-15 10:56:14.208
Flux: 19.19 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-10-13 12:06:53
Limiting flux: 20.425 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: