Discovery certificate for object 2018eqw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21286 [ 2018TNSTR1113....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-06 00:38:54
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 2018eqw
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-18hka
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:02:00.590 (270.502458) DEC = +18:31:56.62 (18.532394)
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 13:14:00.000 (JD=2458335.0513889)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASS J18020047+1831585

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 2'' east and 2” south of the centre of 2MASS J18020047+1831585. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 13:14:00.000
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: