Discovery certificate for object 2016cor
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2553 [ 2016TNSTR.390....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-05-31 11:22:32
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

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

IAU Designation: SN 2016cor
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:44:31.200 (236.13) DEC = +16:18:12.80 (16.303556)
Discovery date: 2016-05-25 17:16:48.000 (JD=2457534.22)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J154431.47+161814.0
Host redshift: 0.049

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 5" west and 1" south of the center of SDSS J154431.47+161814.0


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-25 17:16:48.000
Flux: 17.9 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: