Discovery certificate for object 2016blh
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1767 [ 2016TNSTR.253....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-04-01 04:55:35
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

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

IAU Designation: SN 2016blh
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16cfg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:09:40.490 (212.418708) DEC = -00:39:24.04 (-0.656678)
Discovery date: 2016-03-31 17:37:10.000 (JD=2457479.2341435)

Potential host galaxy: CGCG 018-062
Host redshift: 0.024

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 1.04-m schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Supernova Survey (PTSS). The transient is located 1" east and 3" south of the center of CGCG 018-062.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-31 17:37:10.000
Flux: 17.4 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: