Discovery certificate for object 2017hib
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14095 [ 2017TNSTR1112....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-13 04:14:10
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: AT 2017hib
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17xpp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:24:06.840 (66.0285) DEC = +11:18:38.23 (11.310619)
Discovery date: 2017-10-12 18:01:50.000 (JD=2458039.2512731)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J04240702+1118403

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 2.0'' west and 2” south of the centre of 2MASX J04240702+1118403 . The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-12 18:01:50.000
Flux: 19.3 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: