Discovery certificate for object 2016bma
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1788 [ 2016TNSTR.281....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-04-11 03:26:57
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 2016bma
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16dbj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:46:25.790 (251.607458) DEC = +40:02:42.17 (40.045047)
Discovery date: 2016-04-10 18:18:21.000 (JD=2457489.2627431)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J164625.87+400241.9

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" west and 0" north of the center of SDSS J164625.87+400241.9.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-04-10 18:18:21.000
Flux: 18.5 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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