Discovery certificate for object 2018hgt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23479 [ 2018TNSTR1563....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-12 06:50:57
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(NCU),Haibin Zhao(PMO),Lifan Wang (PMO/TAMU),Jujia Zhang(YNAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018hgt
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-18izi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:44:23.310 (26.097125) DEC = +03:09:27.98 (3.157772)
Discovery date: 2018-10-11 16:04:56.000 (JD=2458403.1700926)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J014423.36+030930.7

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 1'' west and 3” south of the centre of SDSS J014423.36+030930.7. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-11 16:04:56.000
Flux: 19.1 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: