Discovery certificate for object 2016cys
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2827 [ 2016TNSTR.451....1Y ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-06-30 01:22:29
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Zesheng Yang (THU), Wenxiong Li (THU),Bin Li (PMO), Hanjie Tan (CCU),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: AT 2016cys
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16jpc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:31:55.280 (232.980333) DEC = +01:22:44.91 (1.379142)
Discovery date: 2016-06-29 14:01:40.000 (JD=2457569.0844907)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J153155.38+012245.6

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 2" west and 1” south of the center of SDSS J153155.38+012245.6


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-06-29 14:01:40.000
Flux: 19.4 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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