Discovery certificate for object 2016ckx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2452 [ 2016TNSTR.356....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-05-17 16:08:13
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Bin Li (PMO), Wenxiong Li (THU), Zhijian Xu, 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: AT 2016ckx
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16gjn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:00:38.470 (240.160292) DEC = +22:32:35.13 (22.543092)
Discovery date: 2016-05-16 17:27:12.000 (JD=2457525.2272222)

Potential host galaxy: KUG 1558+226
Host redshift: 0.047

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 5" east and 2” north of the center of KUG 1558+226


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-16 17:27:12.000
Flux: 18.4 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: