Discovery certificate for object 2016gvf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5702 [ 2016TNSTR.757....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-04 04:55:51
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Zhijian Xu, Wenxiong Li (THU), Bin Li (PMO), Zesheng Yang (THU), Hanjie Tan (CCU), Xiaofeng Wang (THU), Haibin Zhao (PMO), Lifan Wang (PMO), Jujia Zhang(YNAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016gvf
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-16ppg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:05:00.400 (46.251667) DEC = +02:12:41.57 (2.211547)
Discovery date: 2016-10-03 18:40:07.000 (JD=2457665.2778588)

Potential host galaxy: GALEXASC J030500.36+021244.6

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 0" east and 2” south of the center of GALEXASC J030500.36+021244.6.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-03 18:40:07.000
Flux: 18.7 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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