Discovery certificate for object 2016gdp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5366 [ 2016TNSTR.698....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-21 05:00:38
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Hanjie Tan (CCU), Wenxiong Li (THU), Zhijian Xu, Bin Li (PMO), 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 2016gdp
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16old
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:36:08.150 (354.033958) DEC = +22:32:33.43 (22.542619)
Discovery date: 2016-09-20 14:30:52.000 (JD=2457652.1047685)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J23360901+2232428

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 13" west and 10” south of the center of 2MASX J23360901+2232428


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-20 14:30:52.000
Flux: 18.6 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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