Discovery certificate for object 2016cnw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2531 [ 2016TNSTR.374....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-05-25 02:26:23
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 2016cnw
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16gxi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:16:27.120 (184.113) DEC = +27:22:24.04 (27.373344)
Discovery date: 2016-05-24 13:34:47.000 (JD=2457533.0658218)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J121627.34+272223.5
Host redshift: 0.08

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 3" west and 0” north of the center of SDSS J121627.34+272223.5


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-24 13:34:47.000
Flux: 19.1 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: