Discovery certificate for object 2016ccn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2228 [ 2016TNSTR.339....1Y ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-05-08 02:35:43
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Zesheng Yang (THU), Wenxiong Li (THU), Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), Xiaofeng Wang (THU), on behalf of the TNTS report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016ccn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:07:47.600 (181.948333) DEC = +20:11:45.00 (20.195833)
Discovery date: 2016-05-06 14:38:24.000 (JD=2457515.11)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J120747.47+201146.6

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 0.6 m schmidt telescope at Xinglong Observatory during the Tsinghua-NAOC Transient Survey (TNTS). The transient is located 1" east and 2" south of the center of SDSS J120747.47+201146.6


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-06 14:38:24.000
Flux: 19.1 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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