Discovery certificate for object 2016emu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 3961 [ 2016TNSTR.509....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-02 13:55:01
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

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

IAU Designation: AT 2016emu
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16mhm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:24:53.160 (261.2215) DEC = +18:32:25.00 (18.540278)
Discovery date: 2016-08-01 13:28:54.000 (JD=2457602.0617361)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J17245315+1832253

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 1" east and 0” south of the center of 2MASX J17245315+1832253


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-01 13:28:54.000
Flux: 18.2 VegaMag
Filter: i-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: