Discovery certificate for object 2020xip
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 86522 [ 2020TNSTR3160....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-10-18 17:01:01
Sender: ZTF (ALeRCE)
Reporting Group: ALeRCE     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

F. Forster, F.E. Bauer, A. Munoz-Arancibia, L. Hernandez-Garcia, G. Pignata, L. Galbany, G. Pignata, E. Camacho, J. Silva-Farfan, A. Mourao, J. Arredondo, G. Cabrera-Vives, R. Carrasco-Davis, P.A. Estevez, P. Huijse, E. Reyes, I. Reyes, P. Sanchez-Saez, C. Valenzuela, E. Castillo, D. Ruz-Mieres, D. Rodriguez-Mancini, M. Catelan, S. Eyheramendy, M.J. Graham on behalf of the ALeRCE broker report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020xip
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20ackpaoq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:24:26.514 (21.11047355) DEC = -21:51:31.03 (-21.85861825)
Discovery date: 2020-10-16 08:35:38.000 (JD=2459138.8580787)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J012426.54-215130.8
Host redshift: 0.198

Remarks: SN candidate classified by ALeRCE using the public ZTF stream. Discovery image and light curve in http://alerce.online/object/ZTF20ackpaoq

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-10-16 08:35:38.000
Flux: 20.4806 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-10-16 07:36:56
Limiting flux: 20.0568 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Data provided by ZTF

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