Discovery certificate for object 2016bkz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1755 [ 2016TNSTR.241....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-27 13:12:54
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Source Group: None

Zhijian Xu, Bin Li (PMO), Wenxiong Li (THU), Zesheng Yang (THU), Xiaofeng Wang (THU), Haibin Zhao (PMO), Lifan Wang (PMO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016bkz
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16brc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:31:11.810 (127.799208) DEC = +09:36:04.56 (9.601267)
Discovery date: 2016-03-26 11:49:49 (JD=2457473.9929282)

Potential host galaxy: UGC 4452
Host redshift: 0.03

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 1.04-m schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Supernova Survey (PTSS).

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-26 11:49:49
Flux: 19.4 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2016bkz