Discovery certificate for object 2017bke
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9484 [ 2017TNSTR.246....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-25 01:33:07
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: SN 2017bke
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17hcz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:24:18.010 (156.075042) DEC = -03:43:15.69 (-3.721025)
Discovery date: 2017-02-24 15:37:25.000 (JD=2457809.1509838)

Potential host galaxy: APMUKS(BJ) B102145.77-032803.1

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 1.04 m schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Transient Survey (PTSS). The transient is located 3" east and 1" north of the center of APMUKS(BJ) B102145.77-032803.1


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-24 15:37:25.000
Flux: 17.6 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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