Discovery certificate for object 2016cck
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2224 [ 2016TNSTR.333....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-05-04 02:59:16
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Zhijian Xu, Wenxiong Li (THU), Bin Li (PMO), 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 2016cck
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16efw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:35:37.800 (263.9075) DEC = +08:48:32.35 (8.808986)
Discovery date: 2016-05-03 18:31:40.000 (JD=2457512.2719907)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J17353788+0848387

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 7" south of the center of 2MASX J17353788+0848387.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-03 18:31:40.000
Flux: 17.8 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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