Discovery certificate for object 2016cyr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2826 [ 2016TNSTR.450....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-06-30 01:11:13
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Hanjie Tan, Wenxiong Li (THU), Bin Li (PMO), 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 2016cyr
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16jkp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:06:27.540 (256.61475) DEC = +21:32:53.18 (21.548106)
Discovery date: 2016-06-29 15:05:47.000 (JD=2457569.1290162)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J170627.63+213256.2
Host redshift: 0.033

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 1" west and 3” south of the center of SDSS J170627.63+213256.2. The absolute magnitude is -17.6m


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-06-29 15:05:47.000
Flux: 18.1 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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