Discovery certificate for object 2016blg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1766 [ 2016TNSTR.254....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-04-01 03:26:20
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Source Group: PTSS

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 2016blg
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16cfd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:27:13.920 (201.808) DEC = -02:16:12.26 (-2.270072)
Discovery date: 2016-03-31 16:35:36 (JD=2457479.1913889)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J132713.81-021615.2

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-31 16:35:36
Flux: 18.4 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: