Discovery certificate for object 2016ilf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7004 [ 2016TNSTR.954....1Z ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-24 02:53:38
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

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

IAU Designation: SN 2016ilf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:35:20.630 (38.835958) DEC = +35:11:30.20 (35.191722)
Discovery date: 2016-11-23 16:47:59.000 (JD=2457716.1999884)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J02351956+3511426

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 16" east and 12" south of the center of 2MASX J02351956+3511426


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-11-23 16:47:59.000
Flux: 18.9 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: