Discovery certificate for object 2016frq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4860 [ 2016TNSTR.628....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-04 05:47:32
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 2016frq
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16nfp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:39:16.610 (9.819208) DEC = -04:30:27.77 (-4.507714)
Discovery date: 2016-09-02 17:35:38.000 (JD=2457634.2330787)

Potential host galaxy: APMUKS(BJ) B003643.81-044653.4

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 APMUKS(BJ) B003643.81-044653.4


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-02 17:35:38.000
Flux: 19.3 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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