Discovery certificate for object 2018cuo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 19684 [ 2018TNSTR.880....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-06-24 01:37:05
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Zhijian Xu,Wenxiong Li(THU), Bin Li (PMO),Zhitong Li,Xiaofeng Wang(THU),Hanjie Tan(CCU),Haibin Zhao(PMO),Lifan Wang (PMO/TAMU),Jujia Zhang(YNAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018cuo
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-18fod
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:36:09.040 (339.037667) DEC = -01:45:02.19 (-1.750608)
Discovery date: 2018-06-23 18:54:51.000 (JD=2458293.2880903)

Potential host galaxy: GALEXASC J223608.78-014501.4

Remarks: This supernova candidate was discovered by the 1.04m Schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Transient Survey(PTSS). The transient is located 4'' east and 1” south of the centre of GALEXASC J223608.78-014501.4. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-23 18:54:51.000
Flux: 19.7 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: