Discovery certificate for object 2016ger
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5225 [ 2016TNSTR.664....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-11 02:38:00
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Hanjie Tan (CCU), Wenxiong Li (THU), Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), Zesheng Yang (THU), Zhijian Xu, Xiaofeng Wang (THU), on behalf of the TNTS report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016ger
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:57:34.090 (254.392042) DEC = +42:19:04.00 (42.317778)
Discovery date: 2016-09-09 12:33:35.000 (JD=2457641.0233218)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J165734.33+421902.7

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 1" north of the center of SDSS J165734.33+421902.7


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-09 12:33:35.000
Flux: 19.3 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: