Discovery certificate for object 2016cnv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2530 [ 2016TNSTR.375....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-05-25 01:40:56
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 2016cnv
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16gyb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:51:05.970 (237.774875) DEC = +34:25:52.68 (34.4313)
Discovery date: 2016-05-24 15:55:12.000 (JD=2457533.1633333)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J15510599+3425520
Host redshift: 0.031

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 0" east and 1” north of the center of 2MASX J15510599+3425520


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-24 15:55:12.000
Flux: 17.7 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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