Discovery certificate for object 2017ckc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 10234 [ 2017TNSTR.358....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-26 11:00:42
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Zhijian Xu, Wenxiong Li (THU), Bin Li (PMO), 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 2017ckc
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17nip
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:28:36.170 (217.150708) DEC = +16:41:04.42 (16.684561)
Discovery date: 2017-03-25 19:56:00.000 (JD=2457838.3305556)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J142836.23+164104.6

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 1" west and 0" south of the center of SDSS J142836.23+164104.6


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-25 19:56:00.000
Flux: 18.3 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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