Discovery certificate for object 2018kj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16621 [ 2018TNSTR.117....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-24 15:14:17
Sender: zhitong li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Zhijian Xu,Zhitong Li(THU),Wenxiong Li(THU),Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), Zesheng Yang(THU), Hanjie Tan(CCU),Hao Song(THU), Xiaofeng Wang(THU), Jun Mo(THU),Xu Zhou(NAOC) on behalf of the TNTS report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018kj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:02:39.340 (120.663917) DEC = +48:26:26.70 (48.44075)
Discovery date: 2018-01-23 15:42:02.000 (JD=2458142.1541898)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J080239.36+482626.5

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 0.6 m schmidt telescope at Xinglong Observatory during the Tsinghua-NAOC Transient Survey (TNTS). The transient is located 0" east and 1" south of the center of SDSS J080239.36+482626.5


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-23 15:42:02.000
Flux: 18.72 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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