Discovery certificate for object 2016bly
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1786 [ 2016TNSTR.276....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-04-10 09:57:12
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

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

IAU Designation: SN 2016bly
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16cuh
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:22:48.900 (260.70375) DEC = +14:00:59.88 (14.016633)
Discovery date: 2016-04-09 18:42:58.000 (JD=2457488.279838)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J17224883+1400584

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 2" north of the center of 2MASX J17224883+1400584.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-04-09 18:42:58.000
Flux: 18.2 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: