Discovery certificate for object 2016bll
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1771 [ 2016TNSTR.258....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-04-04 11:37:12
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Bin Li (PMO), Wenxiong Li (THU), Zesheng Yang (THU), Zhijian Xu, Xiaofeng Wang (THU), Haibin Zhao (PMO), Lifan Wang (PMO), Jujia Zhang(YNAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016bll
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16ckr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:33:18.300 (128.32625) DEC = +19:20:44.80 (19.345778)
Discovery date: 2016-03-31 13:13:51.000 (JD=2457479.0512847)

Potential host galaxy: CGCG 089-046
Host redshift: 0.019

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 1.04-m schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Supernova Survey (PTSS). The transient is located 12" east and 3" south of the center of CGCG 089-046.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-31 13:13:51.000
Flux: 17.9 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: