Discovery certificate for object 2017hxu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14552 [ 2017TNSTR1233....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-09 14:43:36
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Hanjie Tan(CCU),Wenxiong Li (THU),Bin Li (PMO),Zhijian Xu,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 2017hxu
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17zix
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:59:27.600 (44.865) DEC = +14:47:37.54 (14.793761)
Discovery date: 2017-11-08 14:28:15.000 (JD=2458066.1029514)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J02592769+1447417

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'' west and 4” south of the centre of 2MASX J02592769+1447417 . The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-08 14:28:15.000
Flux: 19.2 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: