Discovery certificate for object 2019bpu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 30642 [ 2019TNSTR.351....1W ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-03-08 09:12:38
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Xiaofeng Wang(THU), Wenxiong Li (THU), Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), Zhijian Xu, Hanjie Tan(NCU), Rongxin 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 2019bpu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:44:06.240 (131.026) DEC = +49:47:37.70 (49.793806)
Discovery date: 2019-03-06 12:00:00.000 (JD=2458549)

Potential host galaxy: UGC 04551
Host redshift: 0.006

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 5" east and 0" south of the center of UGC 04551


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-03-06 12:00:00.000
Flux: 17.2 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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