Discovery certificate for object 2018aqm
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17641 [ 2018TNSTR.455....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-07 14:37:12
Sender: zhitong li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Zhijian Xu,Zhitong Li(THU),Wenxiong Li(THU),Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), Zesheng Yang(THU), Hanjie Tan(CCU),Hao Song(THU), Xiaofeng Wang(THU), Jun Mo(THU),Xu Zhou(NAOC) on behalf of the TNTS report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018aqm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:32:11.580 (248.04825) DEC = +42:42:47.60 (42.713222)
Discovery date: 2018-04-06 18:06:12.000 (JD=2458215.2543056)

Potential host galaxy: 2MFGC 13255
Host redshift: 0.032402

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 0.6 m schmidt telescope at Xinglong Observatory during the Tsinghua-NAOC Transient Survey (TNTS). The transient is located 0" east and 2.4" south of the center of 2MFGC 13255


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-06 18:06:12.000
Flux: 17.29 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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