Discovery certificate for object 2016fnb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4728 [ 2016TNSTR.604....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-29 15:44:57
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 2016fnb
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16mxs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:58:28.780 (344.619917) DEC = -10:33:20.90 (-10.555806)
Discovery date: 2016-08-28 16:34:24.000 (JD=2457629.1905556)

Potential host galaxy: FGC 2436
Host redshift: 0.025

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 7" east and 11” north of the center of FGC 2436


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-28 16:34:24.000
Flux: 19 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: