Discovery certificate for object 2016cyi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2817 [ 2016TNSTR.444....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-06-27 01:46:50
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: SN 2016cyi
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16jik
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:16:58.390 (334.243292) DEC = +46:44:07.28 (46.735356)
Discovery date: 2016-06-25 19:22:43.000 (JD=2457565.3074421)

Potential host galaxy: ZOAG G097.31-08.31

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 55" east and 1” north of the center of ZOAG G097.31-08.31


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-06-25 19:22:43.000
Flux: 17.1 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: