Discovery certificate for object 2017imr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14992 [ 2017TNSTR1322....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-25 15:41:35
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Bin Li (PMO), Wenxiong Li(THU), 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 2017imr
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17baux
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:21:04.790 (65.269958) DEC = -04:43:06.05 (-4.718347)
Discovery date: 2017-11-23 15:45:19.000 (JD=2458081.1564699)

Potential host galaxy: GALEXASC J042104.72-044304.7

Remarks: This nova 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 2” south of the centre of GALEXASC J042104.72-044304.7 .The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-23 15:45:19.000
Flux: 18.8 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: