Discovery certificate for object 2016gqu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5563 [ 2016TNSTR.727....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-28 12:27:13
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 2016gqu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:51:00.290 (42.751208) DEC = +39:56:08.00 (39.935556)
Discovery date: 2016-09-27 19:12:00.000 (JD=2457659.3)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J02510026+3956039

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 0" west and 4" north of the center of 2MASX J02510026+3956039


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-27 19:12:00.000
Flux: 19.9 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: