Discovery certificate for object 2017hqg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14328 [ 2017TNSTR1182....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-28 14:26:37
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 2017hqg
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17yhb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:37:47.930 (144.449708) DEC = +17:19:37.45 (17.327069)
Discovery date: 2017-10-26 20:04:38.000 (JD=2458053.3365509)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J093747.86+171934.6

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 1'' east and 3” north of the centre of SDSS J093747.86+171934.6. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-26 20:04:38.000
Flux: 18.2 VegaMag
Filter: r-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: