Discovery certificate for object 2018dzo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20716 [ 2018TNSTR.997....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-17 02:51:28
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 2018dzo
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-18gav
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:22:32.990 (230.637458) DEC = +36:47:55.18 (36.798661)
Discovery date: 2018-07-14 13:34:13.000 (JD=2458314.0654282)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J152233.21+364752.2

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 3'' west and 3” north of the centre of SDSS J152233.21+364752.2. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-14 13:34:13.000
Flux: 19.4 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: