Discovery certificate for object 2016ith
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7244 [ 2016TNSTR1021....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-12-08 06:11:27
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Zhijian Xu, Wenxiong Li (THU), Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), Hanjie Tan (CCU), Zesheng Yang (THU), Xiaofeng Wang (THU), Jun Mo (THU), Hao Song (THU), Xu Zhou (NAOC), on behalf of the TNTS report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016ith
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:13:47.000 (123.445833) DEC = +58:04:53.50 (58.081528)
Discovery date: 2016-12-05 20:09:36.000 (JD=2457728.34)

Potential host galaxy: SBS 0809+582
Host redshift: 0.027

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 0.6 m schmidt telescope at Xinglong Observatory during the Tsinghua-NAOC Transient Survey (TNTS). The transient is located 0" east and 4" north of the center of SBS 0809+582


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-12-05 20:09:36.000
Flux: 19.5 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

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