Discovery certificate for object 2017giq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13278 [ 2017TNSTR.926....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-28 10:59:19
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Zhijian Xu, Wenxiong Li(THU), Bin Li (PMO), Zhitong Li(THU), 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: SN 2017giq
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17vkg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:57:54.730 (359.478042) DEC = +28:30:12.33 (28.503425)
Discovery date: 2017-08-27 15:15:18.000 (JD=2457993.135625)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J235754.69+283007.1
Host redshift: 0.03

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'' east and 5''north of the centre of SDSS J235754.69+283007.1. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-27 15:15:18.000
Flux: 18.8 VegaMag
Filter: i-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: