Discovery certificate for object 2018hgq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23475 [ 2018TNSTR1562....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-12 06:35:27
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

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

IAU Designation: AT 2018hgq
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-18ixv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:37:15.820 (24.315917) DEC = +26:07:01.81 (26.117169)
Discovery date: 2018-10-11 18:16:53.000 (JD=2458403.2617245)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J013715.51+260706.6

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 5'' east and 5” south of the centre of SDSS J013715.51+260706.6 . The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-11 18:16:53.000
Flux: 19.6 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: