Discovery certificate for object 2016gsa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5602 [ 2016TNSTR.734....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-29 14:25:21
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

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

IAU Designation: AT 2016gsa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:15:56.010 (33.983375) DEC = +33:48:43.10 (33.811972)
Discovery date: 2016-09-28 19:26:24.000 (JD=2457660.31)

Potential host galaxy: KUG 0212+3358
Host redshift: 0.032

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 11" east and 4" north of the center of KUG 0212+3358. The absolute magnitude is -17.4m.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-28 19:26:24.000
Flux: 18.1 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: