Discovery certificate for object 2018kv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16636 [ 2018TNSTR.125....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-26 10:15:59
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Zhijian Xu,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: SN 2018kv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:43:59.930 (205.999708) DEC = +30:56:01.00 (30.933611)
Discovery date: 2018-01-25 21:36:00.000 (JD=2458144.4)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J134400.02+305555.6

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 1" west and 5" north of the center of SDSS J134400.02+305555.6


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-25 21:36:00.000
Flux: 18.2 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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