Discovery certificate for object 2016gqs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5561 [ 2016TNSTR.727....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-28 10:55:24
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 2016gqs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:58:35.360 (359.647333) DEC = +25:35:50.50 (25.597361)
Discovery date: 2016-09-27 14:52:48.000 (JD=2457659.12)

Potential host galaxy: GALEXASC J235835.48+253550.9

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 2" west and 0" north of the center of GALEXASC J235835.48+253550.9


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-27 14:52:48.000
Flux: 19.8 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: