Discovery certificate for object 2016cdg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2253 [ 2016TNSTR.357....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-05-17 03:59:11
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

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

IAU Designation: SN 2016cdg
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16gif
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:04:24.650 (271.102708) DEC = +56:56:44.96 (56.945822)
Discovery date: 2016-05-16 19:27:13.000 (JD=2457525.3105671)

Potential host galaxy: CGCG 301-013
Host redshift: 0.056

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 18" west and 1" south of the center of CGCG 301-013.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-16 19:27:13.000
Flux: 17.4 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: