Discovery certificate for object 2018hov
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23761 [ 2018TNSTR1642....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-27 01:22:42
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: SN 2018hov
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-18kce
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:02:00.400 (135.501667) DEC = +12:21:22.65 (12.356292)
Discovery date: 2018-10-26 19:55:14.000 (JD=2458418.3300231)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J090159.96+122119.8
Host redshift: 0.067

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 6'' east and 3” north of the centre of SDSS J090159.96+122119.8. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-10-26 19:55:14.000
Flux: 18.5 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: