Discovery certificate for object 2016ccs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2235 [ 2016TNSTR.342....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-05-11 02:41:05
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

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

IAU Designation: SN 2016ccs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:45:20.100 (221.33375) DEC = +03:50:16.00 (3.837778)
Discovery date: 2016-05-09 17:31:12.000 (JD=2457518.23)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J144519.89+035017.5
Host redshift: 0.062

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 3" east and 2" south of the center of SDSS J144519.89+035017.5


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-09 17:31:12.000
Flux: 18 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: