Discovery certificate for object 2016dbk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2897 [ 2016TNSTR.478....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-20 04:39:56
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: AT 2016dbk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:29:35.820 (247.39925) DEC = +15:39:30.20 (15.658389)
Discovery date: 2016-07-05 16:46:37.000 (JD=2457575.1990394)

Potential host galaxy: UGC 10412
Host redshift: 0.034117

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 4" west and 0" north of the center of UGC 10412. The absolute magnitude is about -18.5.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-05 16:46:37.000
Flux: 17.4 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: