Discovery certificate for object 2017fot
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12692 [ 2017TNSTR.789....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-07-21 14:58:04
Sender: zhitong li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

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

IAU Designation: AT 2017fot
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17tts
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:06:24.490 (346.602042) DEC = -07:16:21.13 (-7.272536)
Discovery date: 2017-07-20 18:18:48.000 (JD=2457955.2630556)

Remarks: This supernova was discovered by the 1.04m Schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Transient Survey(PTSS).The transient is located 0.0'' west and 0.2''north of the centre of an anonymous galaxy. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-07-20 18:18:48.000
Flux: 19.04 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: