Discovery certificate for object 2020xnd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 86689 [ 2020TNSTR3178....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-10-19 22:07:09
Sender: Dr. Daniel Perley
Reporting Group: ZTF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

Daniel Perley (LJMU), Anna Ho (UC Berkeley), Yuhan Yao (Caltech) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2020xnd
Discoverer internal name: ZTF20acigmel
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:20:02.030 (335.008458) DEC = -02:50:25.30 (-2.840361)
Discovery date: 2020-10-12 04:06:03.168 (JD=2459134.6708681)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2020-10-12 04:06:03.168
Flux: 20.5 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: Limit is 5-sigma. Detection confirmed in subsequent observations.

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2020-10-08 05:38:24
Limiting flux: 20.45 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: