Discovery certificate for object 2016dai
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2869 [ 2016TNSTR.474....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-17 05:14:19
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Zhijian Xu, Wenxiong Li (THU), Bin Li (PMO), Zesheng Yang (THU), Hanjie Tan (CCU), Xiaofeng Wang (THU), Haibin Zhao (PMO), Lifan Wang (PMO), Jujia Zhang(YNAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016dai
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16kfg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:44:11.010 (326.045875) DEC = +08:51:56.91 (8.865808)
Discovery date: 2016-07-16 18:49:43.000 (JD=2457586.2845255)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J214410.73+085158.9

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 4" east and 2” south of the center of SDSS J214410.73+085158.9


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-16 18:49:43.000
Flux: 19.1 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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