Discovery certificate for object 2016ftd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4904 [ 2016TNSTR.632....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-05 14:01:34
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Hanjie Tan (CCU), Wenxiong Li (THU), Zhijian XumBin 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: AT 2016ftd
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-nmw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:03:25.770 (30.857375) DEC = +07:53:08.88 (7.8858)
Discovery date: 2016-09-02 19:00:35.000 (JD=2457634.2920718)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J020325.71+075309.8

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 1” south of the center of SDSS J020325.71+075309.8


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-02 19:00:35.000
Flux: 19.2 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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